Covid in Scotland: Three million people receive vaccine – BBC news

More than three million people in Scotland have now received a first dose of the Covid Vaccine.

The Scottish vaccine rollout has now reached two-thirds of the eligible population.

The programme is currently moving through those aged 40 to 49 years old. More than 50% of this age group has come forward to receive a first vaccination.

In total, 3,003,339 people have now received a first dose.

A second dose has also been given to 1,599,519 members of the population.

Scotland’s chief medical officer, Dr Gregor Smith, said: “It is down to the enormous efforts of our vaccination teams around the country.

“Everyone has a role to play in helping to bring this virus under control and we want to see our high uptake rates continuing through all the age groups.”

Dr Smith said that, “supplies permitting”, he expected that all adults in Scotland would be offered a first dose by the end of July.

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