AROUND 15 per cent of adults in Inverclyde have received their first coronavirus vaccine jag.

NHS Scotland has published new figures showing that the figure had reached 12.4 per cent by Sunday.

The figure will have been boosted this week by the opening of the mass vaccination centre at Greenock Town Hall.

For neighbouring Renfrewshire, which has a bigger population, the rate was 10.5 per cent.

The national figure stands at 14.3 per cent.

Teams at Greenock Town Hall are currently inoculating around 300 people daily, but they will be administering 1,000 jabs a day when the centre is fully up to speed.

A second local vaccination centre will open on Monday at Port Glasgow Town Hall.

People are being reminded they should not turn up at any of the vaccination centres without an appointment and will be contacted directly by the NHS when it is their turn to get a jab.

Dr Linda de Caestecker, director of public health at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, said: “The vaccination programme is moving at pace right across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

"Our local GPs have been making great progress with those people aged 75 and over and I am delighted that the next major milestone for the programme has been achieved, with the opening of 17 mass vaccination centres in our region.

“People aged 70-74 have started to receive letters with information about their vaccination appointment, which is expected to take place at a community vaccination clinic.

“Those who are in the clinically extremely vulnerable category will be contacted by their local GP or health and social care partnership, with details of when and where they will receive their vaccination, which may be at the local GP surgery or community clinic.

“We would like to reassure patients that all those over 70 who wish to be vaccinated, will be given this opportunity, either through their GP or an invite to a community vaccination clinic by mid-February.

"For those people who will be attending one of the centres in the coming weeks, our vaccination teams are very much looking forward to welcoming you to roll up your sleeve and be vaccinated.”

For more information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme visit or call the national vaccine helpline 0800 030 8013.