Covid in Scotland LIVE as country should meet vaccine target by July despite 'tight' Pfizer supply

Covid in Scotland LIVE as country should meet vaccine target by July despite 'tight' Pfizer supply

Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi has told Humza Yousaf Scotland should be able to meet it's vaccine target by July for the Pfizer roll-out. Yesterday the Scottish Health Secretary wrote to Matt Hancock raising his concerns about the "tight" supply of the Pfizer vaccine in Scotland. In his letter he said: "The latest forecast on supply would indicate that Pfizer will be particularly tight over the next few weeks and as a consequence the programme won’t be able to accelerate as much as I would wish." Zahawi attempted to calm fear this morning when he said: "I am absolutely confident, and I'll speak to Humza on this, that we will be able to deliver the Pfizer vaccines that Scotland needs to be able to meet its targets for end of July, as the United Kingdom target." Yesterday Scotland recorded one death from covid while there were 735 new cases of the virus identified. Follow our live blog for more coverage across Scotland on the coronavirus pandemic.
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