Two in five Fifers have now had their first COVID vaccine

More than two in five people in Fife have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 10:07 am

Public Health Scotland data shows 133,059 Fifers had received their first jag by March 10.

That was up 8% from 122,701 a week earlier.

It means 43% of people aged 16 and over in the region have now received their first dose, using the latest Scottish population estimates.

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Across Scotland, 1.8 million people received a jag by March 10 - 40% of the population.

That was an increase of 8% from 1.7 million the week before.

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.

Phase one of the programme will end once everyone over 50 and the most vulnerable have received a jab.

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