MORE than two in five people in Glasgow have received their fist dose of the coronavirus vaccination. 

Data from Public Health Scotland shows that by March 31, 225,087 people had received their first jag. 

It means that 42 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received the first dose, using the latest Scottish population estimates. 

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So far, 44,094 people in the city have also reviewed had their second dose - meaning 8% of over-16s have now had both jabs.

Across Scotland, 2.5 million people received a jab by March 31, which counts for 55% of the population.

The data also shows that 399,000 people across Scotland have received both jabs - 9% of the population.

This week First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland’s vaccine rollout has exceeded expectations.

She said: “The figures confirm the very good progress in the last three months.

“The progress in the vaccination programme is, if anything, better than we could have dared hope for back at the turn of the year.”

The data shows 2 million people aged 50 and over had received their first jab across Scotland – 90% of the age group.

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Public Health Scotland's vaccination rollout began on December 8, with doses given first to care home staff and residents, frontline health workers and people aged 80 and over.

Phase one of the programme will end once everyone over 50 and the most vulnerable have received a jab.

Vaccinations are being delivered through GP practices, health centres and local clinics as well as at large vaccinations centres in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow.

Following the first dose of the vaccine, a second jab is offered up to 12 weeks later.