COVID vaccine: Over 80,000 people across Falkirk district have had their first jag

Nearly two-thirds of people in Falkirk have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 9:01 am

Public Health Scotland data shows 82,036 people in Falkirk had received their first jag by April 21.

That was up 1% from 81,271 a week earlier.

It means 62% of people aged 16 and over in the area have now received their first dose, using the latest Scottish population estimates.

Picture Michael Gillen.

The figures include 29,254 people who had their second dose, meaning 22% of over-16s have now had both jags.

Across Scotland, 2.8 million people received a jag by April 21, 61% of the population.

That was an increase of 2% from 2.7 million the week before.

The data also shows that 898,000 people across Scotland have received both jags, 20% of the population.

Public Health Scotland's vaccination rollout began on December 8, with doses given first to care home staff and residents, frontline health workers and people aged 80 and over.

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