Vaccine milestone: 100,000 Fifers have now had first COVID jags

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Over 100,000 COVID vaccines have now been administered across Fife.

It’s the latest landmark in the mass vaccination programme which has seen over a dozen centres open across the region, staffed by a huge number of health workers.

The figure equates to almost one in three eligible Fifers receiving their first dose.

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NHS Fife thanked everyone involved in the programme for playing their part in hitting this major milestone.

Picture Michael GillenPicture Michael Gillen
Picture Michael Gillen

Last month, the health board confirmed it was on course to meet the Scottish Government directives on COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline health and social care workers, care home staff and residents, as well as local people aged 80 and over.

Fife residents aged 80 and over were the latest priority group to begin vaccination, with GP practices also on course to complete first-round vaccinations by early February.

They are being followed by those aged 75-79 who will be asked to attend one of the newly established community clinics rather than their GP practice.

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