INVERCLYDE residents aged between 18 and 29 are now able to register for their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Under 30's are now being encouraged to register for the vaccine through the NHS website, however are being advised appointments can take a few weeks dependent on supply.

According to government data, 22.1% of Scotland's 18-29 population have received their first dose, with 10.9% receiving their second.

You can apply for your vaccine if you are registered with a GP surgery in Scotland and you’ve not already had your first COVID-19 vaccination for medical reasons, as an unpaid carer or as a frontline health or social care worker.

Young people need to provide details including their full name, address, date of birth and CHI number if available.

Those who do not have their CHI number can bypass this step as NHS Scotland Test and Protect will match records from your GP surgery. 

Once registered, you will receive a text or email to confirm your records have been matched and then an appointment will follow in due course.

As of 8.30am yesterday, 3,108,819 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 1,828,930 have received their second dose.

Those aged 30 and over are advised to wait for their vaccine invitation via letter.

Register for the vaccine here