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

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Photo of Jackie Baillie Jackie Baillie Labour

Given that it is a race against time, rolling out the vaccination must be a top priority. I ask the First Minister whether, if we can provide daily reports on Covid-19 cases, we can also provide daily reports on the number of people vaccinated. I received the health secretary’s communication but, as I recall, the anticipated timescales for vaccinations were not included. Can that information be provided as soon as possible, and will the First Minister consider using retired NHS staff who have experience of giving injections to help to accelerate the programme?

Finally, given the reports in the Sunday papers about NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, I welcome the First Minister’s comments on the Government’s policy position, but what practical action has she taken to ensure that people who are getting second doses in that health board area will receive the same vaccine?