NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has hit a major milestone in the coronavirus vaccine rollout.

More than half a million Covid-19 vaccines have been administered across the health board. 

Vaccinators managed to give out 100,000 doses in just the past two weeks. 

A total of 460,000 people across NHSGCC have received their first dose of the jag - while nearly 65,00 got their second dose. 

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Dr Linda de Caestecker, director of public health at NHSGGC, said: “I’m delighted that such an important milestone in our vaccination rollout has not only been reached, but surpassed.

“It is a testament to the hard work and commitment of all those involved in the vaccination programme, and I would like to thank them all for the important job they are doing.

“I am especially thankful to the hundreds of thousands of people who have come forward to receive their vaccine. Without the help and co-operation of the public, we would not have been able to achieve what we have.”

The figure was hit with the help of 17 community vaccination centres in the area and high uptake of the vaccine. 

NHGCC is on track to provide the first dose to everyone over the age of 50 and unpaid carers and people aged 16 to 64 years who have underlying health conditions by the middle of April.

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Dr de Caestecker added: “When you are invited for your vaccination, please go along to your appointment. It only takes a few minutes and the vaccine is the single best thing we can all do to beat this virus.”

She also warned that it does "not mean we can let our guard down". 

“We would urge everyone to continue following the rules to help minimise the spread of the virus and as restrictions begin to be lifted we would encourage members of the public to please make use of the asymptomatic testing centres, which are available for everyone to use, before you start to meet up with family and loved ones again.”