Teenagers in Scotland to be offered vaccinations if experts approve
Nicola Sturgeon says teenagers in Scotland are to be offered coronavirus vaccinations if experts approve.The First Minister said in the meantime efforts were focused on continuing the inoculation of adults
Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist, who has been campaigning since the age of 15.She is well known for challenging world leaders on their approaches to the climate crisis, famously telling them at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit, “How dare you!” over not taking strong enough action to tackle climate change.Most recently, she has turned her attention to the COP26 UN climate conference to be held in Glasgow this November. Thunberg has said she does not believe Scotland is a world leader on the climate crisis. Scotland’s Climate Change Act 2019 states a desire to reach net-zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2045, but also has existing plans to drill for fossil fuels in the North Sea.Thunberg says: “I think that maybe summarises the whole situation we are in - the fact that these kind of countries who are actually hosting [COP26] is planning to actually expand fossil fuel infrastructure, to open up new oil fields, and so on.”Other young climate activists have risen to continue shining light on the issue. Sixteen-year-old Holly Gillibrand leads Fridays for Future in Scotland, and 18-year old Isra Hirsi, the daughter of US congresswoman Ilhan Omar, is one of the co-founders of the US Youth Climate Strike.
Following advice from Scotland's CMO (Chief Medical Officer) Nicola Sturgeon confirms plans to vaccinate 12-15 year olds against Covid-19. Ms Sturgeon also announced that vaccine boosters will be offered from next week alongside the flu jab to many groups across the country, including all adults over 50, as well as frontline health and care workers. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she wants the UK and Scottish governments to reach an agreement in a "spirit of co-operation" over a second independence referendum. She asserts that an independent Scotland will be an "EU member state". Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Prime Minister Boris Johnson can either "accept democracy" or "block democracy" when it comes to a second independence referendum in Scotland. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reaffirms her party's aim to hold a second independence referendum "before the end of 2023" but only when the COVID crisis has passed. She asks her fellow MSPs which parliament - "Westminster or Holyrood" - should make choices as to "what kind of country" Scotland wants to be. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn