NHS Dumfries and Galloway have released the latest coronavirus jab figures for the area.

As of May 25, a total of 92,567 people in the region have had their first dose vaccine – representing 75.4 per cent of all adults aged 18 plus.

Of those, 72,754 had received both doses, representing 59.3 per cent of the entire population aged 18 plus.

NHS director of public health Valerie White said: “We’ve had a tremendous response so far from the public in taking up the opportunity to be vaccinated, but it’s crucial as we build a defence against the coronavirus, that as many people as possible get vaccinated – helping to stop the spread, and to protect themselves and others.”

Ms White added: “We’re well on course to provide scheduled first dose appointments for all adults before the end of July – in line with the national programme.

“However, it’s vital that as many people as possible are supported to be able to have their jab."

Work is also taking place in the region to address local requirements, including adding capacity at weekend clinics.

For information about the jab, go to www.nhsinform.scot

Anyone who wants to change their jab appointment can ring 0800 030 8013.