COVID vaccine: Three in five people across Falkirk have now had their first jag

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

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 8:18 pm

Public Health Scotland data shows 80,408 people Falkirk had received their first jag by April 7.

That was up 1% from 79,631 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.

Pic: Lisa Ferguson

The figures include 14,632 people who had their second dose, meaning 11% of over-16s have now had both jags.

Across Scotland, 2.6 million people received a jab by April 7, 57% of the population.

That was an increase of 5% from 2.5 million the week before.

The data also shows that 500,000 people across Scotland have received both jags, 11% of the population.This week NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) was the first Scottish health board to administer the Moderna vaccine, which is newly approved across the country.

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