Almost 200,000 Fifers have had their first COVID vaccination

Almost 200,000 Fifers - nearly two-thirds of people in the region - have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 4:57 pm

Public Health Scotland data shows 192,235 residents had received their first jag by April 13.

That was up 1% from 190,601 a week earlier.

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

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The figures include 24,654 people who had their second dose, meaning 8% of over-16s have now had both jags.

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

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

The data shows 2.1 million people aged 50 and over had received their first jag across Scotland – 97% of the age group.

Public Health Scotland's mass vaccination rollout began just before Christmas on December 8.

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