Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon receives first dose of the coronavirus vaccine

The First Minister has received her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 4:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 5:44 pm

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).

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"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.”

Nicola Sturgeon receives the first shot of the Astra Zeneca vaccine, administered by staff nurse Elaine Anderson, at the NHS Louisa Jordan vaccine centre in the SSE Hydro.

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.

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon arrives to get her first shot

April 16 will see six adults from six households allowed to meet outdoors and the travel ban in mainland Scotland will be lifted.

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Ms Sturgeon spoke to the media after getting her jab.