NHS Fife has issued a statement to coincide with the publication of Public Health Scotland data on the proportion of people vaccinated by Health Board area.
NHS Fife Director of Pharmacy and Medicines, Scott Garden, said:
“Considerable progress continues to be made in vaccinating local people against COVID-19, with more than a quarter of adults in Fife having now received their first dose.
"Our community clinics are largely operating well following problems with the national booking system, and the exceptionally heavy snowfall that affected the whole of the Kingdom last week.
“Despite these challenges, some 87,000 people in Fife have now received their first dose vaccination, with 12 community clinics now in operation, and a 13th based in Oakley opening this weekend.
“While we are certainly encouraged by the recent progress that has been made, with around 10.5% of adults in Fife vaccinated against COVID-19 last week alone compared to around 8.5% nationally, we are continuing to tightly monitor our vaccination rates and supply to ensure that we continue to meet national targets, and vaccinate our eligible population as quickly as possible.”
Notes to Editors:
- The quoted figure of 87,000 above is correct at 16 February 2021.
- Public Health Scotland publishes a weekly statistical report on the COVID-19 vaccination across NHS Scotland. This data is updated at 12pm each Wednesday and is available at the following link: https://beta.isdscotland.org/find-publications-and-data/population-health/covid-19/covid-19-statistical-report/. This Public Health Scotland report published on 17 February 2021 is based on data from 14 February 2021.