MORE than half of adults in Lanarkshire have now been given their first Covid vaccine dose. 

NHS Lanarkshire chiefs have also confirmed everyone over 50 and all under 50 with underlying health conditions have been offered an appointment. 

Health board bosses say those who had to reschedule their original jag will now be done over the Easter weekend at a local centre. 

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The area's two supercentres – in Motherwell and East Kilbride – will close for the holiday. 

Dr Mark Russell, lead for the covid-19 vaccination programme in Lanarkshire, said: “We have made great progress in our vaccination programme and it means we have completed up to priority group 9 ahead of schedule. 

"We would not have been able to vaccinate at such a pace without our supercentres. This means that 58% of the local adult population has received their first dose.

“Before we move onto priority group 10 (40 to 49 year olds) and second doses, we will be vaccinating people who have chosen to reschedule their appointment to a local centre.

"Over the Easter weekend our supercentres will close, to allow staff to move to local centres and complete these mop-up vaccinations.”