Half of Midlothian's population has now received first coronavirus vaccine dose

Half of people in Midlothian have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 6:00 am
Stock picture Michael Gillen.
Stock picture Michael Gillen.

Public Health Scotland data shows 38,120 people Midlothian had received their first jab by March 24.

That was up 15 per cent from 33,165 a week earlier.

It means 51 per cent of people aged 16 and over in Midlothian have now received their first dose, using the latest Scottish population estimates.

The figures include 4,990 people who had their second dose, meaning 7 per cent of over-16s have now had both jabs.

Across Scotland, 2.3 million people received a jab by March 24, equating to 50 per cent of the population. That was an increase of 13 per cent from 2 million the week before. The data also shows that 263,000 people across Scotland have received both jabs, equating to 6 per cent of the population.