More than a third of adults in Dumfries and Galloway have received both their Covid jabs

Almost a third of all adults in Dumfries and Galloway have now received both their first and second Covid-19 vaccinations.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 3:49 pm
The number of people being vaccinated continues to rise

As at the end of April 13, a total of 87,360 first dose vaccinations had been delivered in the region – representing over 70 per cent of all adults.

Meanwhile, 37,958 second dose vaccinations had been provided, which accounts for 31.4 per cent of everyone aged 16 and above.

Interim Director of Public Health Valerie White said: “Amid current national limitations on vaccine stocks, a great deal of the work that is happening now is focused on delivering second dose vaccinations.

“A second vaccination is very important, as it helps ensure that everyone has the highest and longest-lasting degree of protection against the coronavirus.

“Everyone should take up the opportunity for both vaccinations at the time when they are offered.

“Although a current focus is on second jags, work is gearing up to provide vaccinations to those aged under 50 as more vaccine stocks become available and we work down through the age cohorts.”

In line with national moves, those under 30 will at this point be offered the well-established Pfizer vaccine.

Meanwhile, fewer than five new cases of Covid-19 were identified in Dumfries and Galloway in the seven days up to April 11.

A total of 2980 PCR Covid-19 tests were carried out, down slightly from 3213 the week before.

The nationally calculated seven-day positivity rate for Dumfries and Galloway was estimated to be around 1.3 on April 9, whereas in the week ending April 2 it was 0.1.