Vaccination total leaps to over 112,500

After hitting the 100,000 mark on Friday, the COVID-19 vaccination team in Tayside delivered over 12,500 jabs in clinics over the weekend. 

The total number of people that have now been vaccinated in Tayside is now over 112,500, which is 32% of the eligible population in Tayside. Tayside remains the third best performing mainland board for vaccine delivery.

Dr Daniel Chandler, Associate Director of Public Health with NHS Tayside said, “We are making great progress in Tayside with the vaccination programme which began just 10 weeks ago. There has been a huge effort from our vaccination team which is working incredibly hard and making thousands of call to book people into appointments every day. I would like to thank everyone who is supporting the programme in GP practices and in the community clinics across Tayside.

“Getting vaccinated is key to helping us beat the virus so I would encourage everyone to take up the offer of a vaccination when they get the call.

“For those who have been vaccinated, please remember it takes two-three weeks for the vaccine to provide protection and it is not known whether it stops you spreading the virus to others.  We all need to continue to stick to the rules and help stop the spread in our communities."