Scotland's Covid vaccination programme 'saved 27,000 lives'

Scotland's Covid vaccination programme 'saved 27,000 lives'

Nov 25, 2021 by BBC News - Scotland

Key Facts

  • Scotland's vaccination programme reached virtually 100% coverage among the over-60s during the summer More than 27,000 deaths in Scotland have been prevented by Covid vaccinations, according to World Health Organization (WHO) research.
  • Researchers estimate that 86% of deaths in Scotland among the over-60s were averted by vaccines.
  • The exact number of deaths saved in Scotland was 27,656, according to the paper.
  • The peak in the first wave of the pandemic in Scotland was between 20 and 26 April 2020, when 663 death certificates mentioned Covid-19.

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