‘Game-changing’ new measures – but mobile vaccination in schools needed

Scottish Conservative Leader Douglas Ross has called for mobile vaccination units at schools and mass vaccination centres for booster jags, after a Covid update that announced “game-changing” new measures.

The First Minister’s Covid update included plans for booster jags and a Covid vaccine rollout for 12 to 15 year olds.

In response, the Scottish Conservatives called for mobile vaccination units at every school to encourage uptake.

Douglas Ross also said more consideration should be given to using mass vaccination centres for Covid booster jags.

The Scottish Conservative Leader also criticised the nationalist government for leaving it so late to work with businesses on vaccine passports.

Scottish Conservative Leader Douglas Ross said: “The new measures, booster jags and Covid vaccines for 12 to 15 year olds, have the potential to be game-changing in halting the spread of Covid this winter.

“But we need more answers on the delivery of these schemes.

“There should be mobile vaccination units at every school to encourage uptake, particularly those in areas where vaccination rates are low.

“We have seen almost every year, like clockwork, the SNP’s flu jag programme descends into chaos. They cannot let the country down by allowing Covid booster jags to go the same way.

“Mass vaccination centres for Covid booster jags should also be on the table, considering how effective those venues were for first and second jags.

“The lack of answers and detail on vaccine passports is depressingly predictable from the SNP Government. Details are being drip-fed out bit-by-bit, as if they’re making it all up as they go along.

“Even SNP backbenchers who voted this scheme through last week are raising concerns about the rollout.

“Nicola Sturgeon said she is “now working with business” on vaccine passports. But people across Scotland will be left wondering - why this didn’t happen weeks ago?”

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