Here are the Scottish areas with the lowest covid vaccination rates.

Covid Scotland: 12 areas where the fewest people are fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Here are 12 areas in Scotland with the lowest coronavirus vaccination rates according to the latest health figures.

Thursday, 16th September 2021, 10:00 am

Four-fifths of the UK population is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, with a booster programme announced for the over-50s this week.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told MSPs on Tuesday that the booster programme was “intended to prolong the protection that vaccines provide against severe Covid illness”.

She said: “Wherever possible, eligible people will be offered Covid-19 and flu vaccines together.”

The UK vaccine programme has averted 24 million cases and saved an estimated 112,000 lives, England's deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, told a Downing Street press conference on Tuesday.

As of September 12, 81% of UK residents aged over 16 had received two doses of a vaccine, according to official figures.

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