Over 80,000 Falkirk people have now had first COVID vaccination

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Three in five people in Falkirk have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Public Health Scotland data shows 81,112 people had received their first jag by April 13.

That was up 1% from 80,271 a week earlier.

It means 61% of people aged 16 and over in Falkirk have now received their first dose, using the latest Scottish population estimates.

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Pic: Lisa FergusonPic: Lisa Ferguson
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The figures include 20,177 people who had their second dose, meaning 15% of over-16s have now had both jags.

Across Scotland, 2.7 million people received a jag by April 13, 59% of the population.

That was an increase of 4% from 2.6 million the week before.

The data also shows that 634,000 people across Scotland have received both jags, 14% of the population.

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Vaccinations are being delivered through GP practices, health centres and local clinics.

Following the first dose of the vaccine, a second jag is offered up to 12 weeks later.

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