Giving all of Scotland’s adults booster vaccines by the end of January will not be easy, a public health expert has warned, however, it will be “hopefully achievable”.
Professor Linda Bauld said the target, which has been set by both the Scottish and UK Governments is “very ambitious”.
She spoke out after reports of people being turned away from vaccination centres when they went to get their boosters.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) this week changed its advice, stating that people can now have a third dose of the vaccine three months after the second.
Previously, the advice was six months.
However, Prof Bauld, of Edinburgh University, said the change is a “big logistical undertaking” and that people “can’t just click a finger after the JCVI made these announcements and get the whole system to shift”.
It is hoped that providing booster doses to all adults will help protect the uk against the Omicron variant.