Doses of coronavirus vaccine may need to be flown into the country on military planes to avoid Brexit delays under contingency plans being considered by UK ministers, Scotland’s health secretary has saidThe third wave of COVID leaves Canadians confrontin.
Jeane Freeman said the Scottish Government had been made aware of backup plans for supplies arranged by UK officials if medicines and other essentials are held up by delays at ports in the new year.
It came as the number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland surpassed 100We could have perhaps been more prepared fo,000 for the first time, with a further 643 new cases and five deaths recorded. The total?death toll of those with confirmed infections now stands at 3,916The past 12 months..
The first supplies of the Pfizer and BioNTech jab arrived in Scotland on Saturday and are being stored securely ahead of the first vaccinations on Tuesday.