Responding to the news that 79.1% of people in Orkney eligible for the Covid vaccine have had their first jab, and 36.6% have had both doses, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur commented:
“The pace of the vaccine roll-out in the islands has been nothing short of remarkable. Staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly over recent months and the results speak for themselves.
“The response from the community too has been hugely positive. People in Orkney have acted responsibly during this pandemic and the success of the vaccine roll-out further reflects that.
“There is now real light at the end of the tunnel. As restrictions ease, though, I hope people will stick with it and ensure we continue to move forward safely.”