A third of people in Midlothian are fully vaccinated against Covid-19

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

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 6:00 am
A Pfzier/BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus.

Public Health Scotland data shows 24,601 people Midlothian had received both jabs by May 12.

That was up 2,537 compared to the previous week.

It means 33 per cent of people aged 16 and over in Midlothian have now received two doses.

The data also shows a total of 49,249 people in Midlothian received a first dose of the vaccine – 66 per cent of the over 16s.

Across Scotland, 1.6 million people had received both jabs by May 12, 34 per cent of the population.

That was an increase of 137,000 from the week before.

The data also shows that 3 million people across Scotland have received a first jab, 65% of the population.

Of those, 2.6 million people were aged 40 and over – 90% 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.