Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 4th January 2021.

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Photo of Kenneth Gibson Kenneth Gibson Scottish National Party

It is clear that vaccination is the key to defeating the virus, so having people trained to inoculate and assist that process is of great importance. In England, volunteers have been put off by having to complete 21 forms, including on such irrelevant topics such as deradicalisation and fire safety. Has the Scottish Government minimised the bureaucratic impediments to vaccination and, given the new lockdown, what steps will be taken to ensure compliance, as many constituents are concerned that it can be patchy, which inevitably leads to viral spread?