ALMOST 100,000 people in Shropshire had received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine before February 14.

NHS data shows 92,875 people in the Shropshire clinical commissioning group (CCG) area had received their first jab by February 14, as figures at a CCG level were released for the first time.

Nearly all people aged 70 and over in the county have received their first dose, with 56,829 in that age group vaccinated.

This equates to 97 per cent of the population in that age group, according to the latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Across England, around 7.1 million people aged 70 and over had received their first dose of a vaccine by February 14, covering 95 per cent of the age group – although the dosage figure includes a handful of people with registered addresses in Scotland or Wales.

A small number of people are also not included due to their age being unknown.

The data also shows 36,046 people aged between 16 and 69 in Shropshire had received a first vaccination dose.

It means 34 per cent of people aged 16 and over living in the area have received their first jab.

After the first dose of the vaccine, people should receive a follow-up jab within 12 weeks, according to current guidance.

Across Shropshire, 2,580 people had received their second dose by February 14.