Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon receives first dose of the coronavirus vaccine
The First Minister has received her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Nicola Sturgeon tweeted that she had received the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday.
She wrote: “Just had my first dose of vaccine (AZ for anyone wondering).
"It truly is an emotional moment.
"Thanks to the wonderful vaccinator who put me so much at ease, and to teams across the country.
"Please get vaccinated as soon as you are able.
"It really will help us back to normal.”
In Scotland, 2,708,691 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 661,975 have received their second dose.
On Thursday there were 237 new cases of Covid reported.
155 people are in hospital with the virus and 16 people in intensive care.
There has been one new reported death of someone who had tested positive.
April 16 will see six adults from six households allowed to meet outdoors and the travel ban in mainland Scotland will be lifted.