COVID vaccine: 190,000 Fifers have now had their first jag

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Nearly two-thirds of people in Fife have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Public Health Scotland data shows 190,712 people in the region had their first jag by April 7.

That was up 1% from 188,604 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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Pic: Lisa FergusonPic: Lisa Ferguson
Pic: Lisa Ferguson

The figures include 18,979 people who had their second dose, meaning 6% 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.

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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.

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.

Phase one of the programme will end once everyone over 50 and the most vulnerable have received a jag at one of the network of vaccine centres across Scotland..

Vaccinations are being delivered through GP practices, health centres and local clinics as well as at large vaccinations centres in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow.

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

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