Shadow Health Secretary Donald Cameron said: “This development is further good news on the vaccine front with 17 million doses ordered which I am sure will be put to very good use."
“We are in a race with the virus and the UK Government’s prioritisation of vaccine procurement and development is proving to be farsighted. As a result we have now vaccinated more people than the rest of Europe combined."
“The important thing now is that the roll-out programme runs smoothly which is why I am pleased that the Scottish Conservatives were successful in ensuring that the Scottish Government issues daily reports on progress, in line with the UK Government, rather than on a weekly basis as was their original intention."
“We simply must keep people informed and engaged with the process as the vaccination programme is the only way we will be able to return back to a normal life.”