Around 60,000 Covid vaccine slots missed in Scotland last week amid delays in letter deliveries – The Sun, 25/03/21

AROUND one in seven vaccine appointments were missed last week amid delays in delivering vaccine letters, the Scottish Government admitted tonight.

Ministers revealed about 60,000 slots were “not attended” – leaving their target number for inoculations well short of a 400,000 seven-day target.

The Scottish Government admitted to the problem after The Scottish Sun asked why there were around 80,000 fewer jabs last week than Health Secretary Jeane Freeman’s stated aim.

On March 12, the SNP minister had told how the rollout should accelerate dramatically to 400,000 doses in a week, following a slowdown blamed on supplies.

But the Scottish Government’s own figures showed 316,393 jabs – first and second doses – were carried out in the seven days from March 14.

It means Scotland is still lagging behind both England and Wales in terms of the percentages of both the adult or overall population vaccinated.

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