FIGURES on the number of people vaccinated against Covid-19 will be published every day by the Scottish Government after opposition pressure. 

Rival politicians have welcomed Nicola Sturgeon's announcement that her government would publish the figures which have been called "vital" to improve public confidence in the vaccine rollout. 

Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross said his party was "pleased" to hear the news but urged the government to prevent a so-called postcode lottery in access to the jag. 

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He said: “Publishing these numbers will increase transparency and give the public confidence that progress is being made in our fight against Covid-19.

“We now need to hear more about how the rollout is progressing across local health boards to prevent any postcode lottery from emerging and to make sure every part of Scotland is getting the same access to the vaccine.”

But Scottish Labour have gone further in demanding the government backdate the information and provide greater detail in the data. 

The party's health spokeswoman, Monica Lennon, said: "The SNP government should now backdate this information and commit to publishing a detailed breakdown of how many people in each priority group has been vaccinated. Quicker progress must be made on securing vaccinations sites and vaccinators, including the contribution that community pharmacy teams can make.   

“In the race against the virus, the SNP must do everything possible to ensure the vaccine wins.” 

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In a statement today, the First Minister told the Scottish Parliament that more than 100,000 people had been vaccinated by the Pfizer jag. 

She added that health authorities were halfway through the vaccination programme in care homes across the country, with more than one-third of immunisations taking place in care homes.

She said that from next week there would be 1100 vaccination sites operational and more would be identified as the programme increases.

The latest statistics showed another 2649 positive tested cases in Scotland.

There were 660 in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.