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Humza Yousaf says ‘exceptionally high’ number of jags still needed to meet covid booster target

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An “exceptionally high” number of booster vaccines need to be given over Thursday and Friday for Scotland to meet its target of having 80% of adults “boosted by the bells”, the Health Secretary has said.Humza Yousaf said approximately 120,000 people would need to receive booster jags for the ambition to be achieved by the end of this year.

But he stressed vaccine clinics have the capacity to achieve this, as he said whether the target was met would depend on how many people come forward.

Figures released on Wednesday showed that 2,901,719 Scots have had their booster vaccine – with the programme for administering the jags accelerated in a bid to curb the threat posed by the Omicron variant of the virus.To meet the 80% target by the time

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