Waiver on Covid-19 Vaccine Property Rights

– in the Scottish Parliament on 9th December 2021.

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Photo of Alasdair Allan Alasdair Allan Scottish National Party

What engagement has the Scottish Government had with the United Kingdom Government on the waiver on Covid-19 vaccine property rights?

Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

I have written to the Prime Minister about the issue. I think that I said in the chamber on Tuesday that I would do so, and I made clear my support for the calls. Right now, the omicron variant is reminding us very starkly of the importance of getting vaccines not just to everybody here, in our own country, but to everybody across the world as quickly as possible. This is a really important call, and I hope that the Prime Minister will treat seriously my letter and the calls that are being made more widely. The Scottish Government stands ready to work with the UK Government and do whatever we can to make sure that vaccines get to people across the world as quickly as possible.