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Asked by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 8 November 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the rate of uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination by 18- to 29-year-olds, in light of the COVID-19 vaccine passport reportedly being introduced, among other reasons, to encourage uptake of the vaccination by this age group.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 6 December 2021


Answer

We are continuing to make progress within this age cohort. With 582,135
people aged 18-29 (70%) having their second dose of the COVID -19
vaccination, and 659,241 people aged 18-29 ( 79%) having their first dose
of the vaccine, as at 30 November.

The latest figures on vaccinations are published and can be viewed at: https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/phs.covid.19#!/vizhome/COVID-19
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We have encouraged uptake by utilising a range of communication channels,
including TV, radio, digital and social, to encourage younger people to get
vaccinated and we have also shared messaging and resources with
organisations, such as Young Scot and the Scottish Professional Football
League (SPFL).