Round the clock, 24 hour, covid vaccination centres could be up and running by the end of next month, the Health Secretary has said.

Currently, the operating hours are 8am to 8pm but Jeane Freeman said that can be extended.

The Louisa Jordan at the SEC is one such site which will be used and others are being identified in the Glasgow area.

Ms Freeman said once the mass vaccination centres are open and staffed, that could be possible.

She said: "If that's going to work then 24 hours is the way to go. There's no will not to do that. The objective is to get as many vaccinated as possible."

She said that everyone over 70 and those who are clinincally vulnerable will get their first dose of Covid vaccination by the end of March.

Ms Freeman said "based on supply to date, by the first week in February, groups 1 and 2 (which are those aged 80 and above and care home residents and frontline NHS staff) will have received the first dose."

She added that all over 70s will have had a first dose by mid February and over 65s by March.

Ms Freeman said the second dose roll out will start in February, in parallel with the ongoing first dose programme.

She said that so far, 191,965 people have received their first dose.

First dose vaccinations have been done for 80% of care home residents and 55% of staff and 52% of NHS frontline staff have been given a first dose.

She said that by the end of February the NHS would be vaccinating 400,000 people a week.

Ravenscraig sports facility and Edinburgh International Conference Centre are to be used as mass vaccination sites.

The NHS Louisa Jordan is also a vaccination  centre and work is underway to secure more sites across greater Glasgow.