Covid-19: How many under 16s have had the Covid-19 jab in Glasgow?

Thousands of Glasgow teens have had the Covid-19 jab.Thousands of Glasgow teens have had the Covid-19 jab.
Thousands of Glasgow teens have had the Covid-19 jab. | Shutterstock
Since mid-September, young Scots aged 12-15 have been offered the Covid-19 vaccine.

A dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been offered to all children and young people aged 12-15 who are not already covered by existing advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

The aim is to reduce disruption to education caused by Covid-19 cases.

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How many young people in Glasgow have had a vaccine?

The most recent data, which covers up to October 17, shows that 8782 Glaswegians aged 12-15 have been given the vaccine.

There are 22,779 young people in that age bracket in the city, meaning 38.6 per cent have been given a jab.

How does that compare to the rest of Scotland and England?

Dumfries and Galloway tops the jab table, as 63 per cent of its 12-15 year olds have had a vaccine.

Out of all of the councils north and south of the border (not including Wales) Glasgow ranks 32nd.

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Why is it important to given young people the vaccine?

The latest data from Public Health Scotland, covering the week starting October 11, shows that people in the 0-14 age bracket were the most likely to have Covid-19.

For every 100,000 young males in that age group, 482.7 had Covid-19. For young women, that figure rose to 503.7 cases per 100,000 people.

Those figures were much higher than any other age groups.

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