Scotland’s vaccination programme has delivered second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to more than half of care home residents.
The Scottish government yesterday revealed that 17,258 care home residents – 54% of residents – have received the second dose.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said: “Scotland’s Covid-19 vaccination programme continues to deliver at pace, which is down to the enormous efforts of our vaccination teams and I want to thank everyone who is working tirelessly to make this a success.”
Meanwhile, a small number of workers in the Scottish Parliament have contracted Covid-19, Holyrood’s chief executive said.
David McGill said people working in an area of the upper basement have tested positive and are now self-isolating.
He said it was “very unlikely” that members of parliament and other parliamentary staff would have been in contact with the workers and caught the virus from them.
The latest Scottish government figures yesterday show 12 deaths from coronavirus and 555 positive tests were recorded in the past 24 hours.
It brings the death toll under this measure to 7,421.
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