Boris Johnson offers Sturgeon HELP to ‘accelerate’ vaccine rollout as Scotland lags behind

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In a letter to the First Minister, Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack offered “the UK Government’s full support in rolling out the vaccination programme”.

He said it was in “everyone’s interests that progress in vaccinating the people of Scotland matches the best efforts of the rest of the UK”.

Scotland has vaccinated fewer people as a proportion of the population than any other UK nation – something the Scottish Government has claimed was due to prioritising care homes.

However, in England, all older resident of care homes have now been offered a jab, while some north of the border are still waiting to be vaccinated.

In total of 619,123 Covid doses have now been administered in Scotland, compared to 8,825,371 in England, 440,706 in Wales and 258,311 in Northern Ireland.

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