VACCINE rates in Inverclyde are falling below 100 a day when the two main centres are closed.

The Tele was asked to look at data showing recent occasions when 70 were administered on one day and 50 the day before.

But health board bosses have moved to reassure local people the vaccination roll out is proving hugely successful, with 96 per cent of all over 50s had their first dose.

Both of the local mass vaccination centres - at Greenock and Port Glasgow town halls - operate up to three days a week.

When vaccines are not getting carried out there, GPs continue to administer them to their patients in smaller numbers.

A health board spokesman said: "In Inverclyde our clinics operate two to three days a week, and we are delighted by the incredible success of the vaccination programme to date.

"We have now vaccinated more than 96 per cent of people aged 50 years and over with their first dose, and thanks to the support of the public and the hard work of all those staff involved in the roll-out of the programme, case numbers in the area are now extremely low."

But people have been warned that with case numbers considerably higher in other places it is important everyone takes up the opportunity to be vaccinated.