Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has received welcome assurances from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, in regards to progress and plans for second doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Scots.
Questioning the First Minister after her Covid-19 update on Tuesday 2nd Feb, Mr Crawford sought assurances that vaccine capacity and supply for second doses remained an active part of roll-out plans, and the over 600,000 already administered doses would soon be followed up by a second dose to boost immunity.
The First Minister responded by emphasising the importance of maximising uptake within each cohort, as per the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation recommendations which have informed the vaccination strategy in Scotland.
The First Minister also gave assurances that the importance of second doses, and how their delivery relates to supply, remains under careful consideration and part of modelling and planning going forward.
Bruce Crawford MSP said:
‘The Scottish Government, along with our NHS colleagues, the Armed Forces, GPs and a raft of public sector bodies are all putting their shoulder to the wheel to ensure a smooth and timely roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations.
‘As seen from recent international news regarding vaccine production and distribution, it is widely known that supply issues will remain part of the puzzle to a reliable logistics and delivery programme, but careful modelling and assessment continues to ensure vaccinations continue apace according to the official recommendations from the JCVI.’
You can view the exchange here: https://www.facebook.com/BruceCrawfordSNP/posts/1592900127568180