Nearly half of people in Midlothian are fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Nearly half of people in Midlothian have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, figures reveal.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 4:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 4:53 pm
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Public Health Scotland data shows 34,780 people Midlothian had received both jabs by June 2.

That was up 3,431 compared to the previous week.

It means 48 per cent of people aged 18 and over in Midlothian have now received two doses, using the latest Scottish population estimates.

The data also shows a total of 56,068 people in Midlothian received a first dose of the vaccine – 77 per cent of the over 18s.

Across Scotland, 2.1 million people had received both jabs by June 2, 48 per cent of the population.

That was an increase of 188,000 from the week before.

The data also shows that 3.3 million people across Scotland have received a first jab, 74 per cent of the population.

Of those, 3.1 million people were aged 30 and over – 86 per cent of the age group.

Public Health Scotland's vaccination rollout began on December 8, with doses given first to care home staff and residents, frontline health workers and the older age groups.

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

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

Meanwhile, the latest coronavirus statistics show that in the latest seven day figure, for May 25-31, there were 78 positive cases, giving the county a rate per 100,000 of 84.4, and a test positivity rate of three per cent.