Two in five people across Falkirk have now had their first COVID vaccine

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

Friday, 12th March 2021, 10:50 am
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 10:52 am

Public Health Scotland data shows 51,405 people across the district had received their first jag by March 10.

That was up 14% from 44,906 a week earlier.

It means 39% of people aged 16 and over in the area have now received their first dose, using the latest Scottish population estimates.

Picture Michael Gillen

Across Scotland, 1.8 million people received a jab by March 10, equating to 40% of the population.

The data up to March shows 1.2 million people aged 60 and over had received their first jab across Scotland – 85% of the age group.

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.

They are being followed by people aged 70 and over, those aged 65 and over and people who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

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