Coronavirus / Around 40 per cent of 12-15 year olds have had Covid vaccine

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

NEARLY 40 per cent of 12 to 15 year olds in Shetland have now had a Covid vaccine, according to the latest statistics.

Meanwhile another two new Covid cases have been confirmed in the isles.

More than 430 people aged 12 to 15 in Shetland have had a Covid vaccine dose, the latest Public Health Scotland figures show.

Since last month people in this age bracket in Scotland have started being invited to have one dose of the Pfizer jab.

Meanwhile Shetland continues have one of the highest overall rates of Covid vaccination.

Nearly 91 per cent of people aged 16 and over have had two doses of the vaccine.

Today (Monday) also marks the end of the grace period for the Covid vaccination certification scheme for entry into nightclubs and large events, meaning it is now enforceable.