MORE than 60 per cent of eligible Barnsley residents have had three doses of the Covid vaccine.

A total of 134,312 people have had their booster, or third dose, of the vaccine so far.

The total number of vaccines administered since the rollout is nearing 500,000 in Barnsley, with more than 187,000 first doses and 176,000 second.

This equates to 84.9 per cent and 79.8 per cent of Barnsley’s overall eligible population - those aged 12 and up.