The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/bioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for widespread use.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Wednesday that the Pfizer vaccination will start in the country from next week.
Sturgeon said at her daily briefing in Edinburgh that it will be likely in the New Year for the two required jabs to be rolled out.
She said that those giving out vaccines are to be the first to be inoculated, followed by health and social care staff along with people who are over 80, including residents in care homes.
Sturgeon added, “Overall, however, the high probability that vaccines will start is welcome and I think it is much-needed positive news for all of us.”
On another positive note, the First Minister suggested the end of the pandemic in Scotland is “in sight.”