Vaccinations on the rise in West Lothian and Falkirk council areas

A third of people in the Falkirk Council area have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, with more than a quarter fully vaccinated in West Lothian.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 6:00 am
A Pfzier/BioNTech vaccine. Photo by Michael Gillen.

Public Health Scotland data shows 43,161 people in West Lothian had received both jabs by May 12, up 3,322 compared to the previous week.

It means 29 per cent of people aged 16 and over in West Lothian have now received two doses, using the latest Scottish population estimates.

The data also shows a total of 95,735 people in West Lothian received a first dose of the vaccine – 65 per cent of the over 16s.

And 46,535 people in the Falkirk Council area had received both jabs by May 12, up 1,839 compared to the previous week. This means 35 per cent of people aged 16 and over in the area have now received two doses.

A total of 89,136 people received a first dose of the vaccine – 67 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, up 137,000 from the week before.

The data also shows that 3 million people across Scotland have received a first jab, 65 per cent of the population. Of those, 2.6 million people were aged 40 and over – 90 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.

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