Nicola Sturgeon to provide update on covid as number of cases in Scotland slows – .

Nicola Sturgeon to provide update on covid as number of cases in Scotland slows – .

Nicola Sturgeon is expected to provide an update on the state of the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland later today.
The Prime Minister will address MPs in Holyrood to reveal the latest covid figures and talk about vaccine passports.

The certification of vaccination against the Covid will be introduced in Scotland from October 1.

Cases of the deadly virus began to slow across the country in the past two weeks after a wave of positive results following the lifting of the majority of lockdown restrictions on August 9.

The SNP leader is expected to rise around 2:20 p.m. in the House, but times may change.

It comes as children between the ages of 12 and 15 are about to receive appointment letters for appointments for the covid vaccine.

Walk-in clinics were opened for children last week, but letters are now being sent.

Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said, “The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine to all children and youth aged 12 to 15 marks an important milestone in the immunization program.

“Vaccines against Covid-19 have been shown to be safe and effective in this age group, and vaccination offers the best chance of protecting young people against Covid-19 and preventing further disruption of the disease. education. Many countries around the world have already vaccinated safely. children and young people in this age group.

“Getting the Covid-19 vaccine is a joint decision between parents or caregivers and their children, but it is really important to use reliable and trustworthy sources such as NHS Inform when making the decision and assessment of potential benefits, risks and side effects. .

“Individual choice must be respected in the decisions that young people and their parents or guardians make when accepting or refusing the vaccine offer.

“Whenever possible, parents or guardians are encouraged to attend appointments with their children and both can ask questions about any questions they have before the vaccination is administered.

“I want to thank all of the vaccinators and staff at the vaccination site who have worked so hard to bring us to this stage of the Covid-19 vaccination program. “

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