Booster jabs on the rise in Falkirk and West Lothian council areas

More than 20,000 people in the Falkirk and West Lothian council areas received a booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine in the week before Christmas, new figures reveal.

By Radar
Wednesday, 29th December 2021, 6:00 am
Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The booster jab rollout has been scaled up in recent days amid concern over the spread of the Omicron variant in the UK.

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Data from the UK coronavirus dashboard shows 11,004 people in Falkirk received a booster or third dose in the week ending December 20 – the latest available data. That was up by nine per cent from the previous week. In total, 80,802 people in Falkirk had received a booster, 58 per cent of people aged 12 and over,

In West Lothian, 13,975 people received a booster or third vaccine dose, a rise of 32 per cent on the previous week. It meant 85,421 people had received a booster or third dose, at least 54 per cent of local people aged 12 and over.