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Coronavirus / Around one in ten have received second dose of Covid vaccine

The Pfizer vaccine. Photo: Hans J Marter/Shetland News

NEARLY 10 per cent of Shetland’s adult population have now received their second dose of the Covid vaccine, latest figures show.

Up to 21 March (Sunday) 1,735 people in Shetland had received both doses, which amounts to 9.3 per cent of the eligible population.

At least 64 per cent of islanders have also had their first dose, with the figure up to 21 March inching towards 12,000.

These are the second highest percentages of any health board area in Scotland, with only the Western Isles ahead.

People can receive their second dose up to 12 weeks after the first.

Nationally the aim is to offer every adult a first dose by the end of July as part of the phased programme.

Local information on the vaccination programme can be found online.

Meanwhile, no new cases of coronavirus were recorded in today’s (Monday) daily Scottish Government update.

Three positive tests were reported on Saturday but NHS Shetland said they were people already isolating as household contacts of recent cases.