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BrewDog founder offers his company's pub sites for distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine



BrewDog co-founder James Watt has offered his company’s premises as vaccination centres for Covid-19.

The offer came in a Tweet addressed to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

His tweet said: “We would like to offer our closed BrewDog venues to help with a quick roll out of the vaccine. For free.

“We have waiting area, huge refrigerators, separate rooms for vaccinations and an ace team who can help organise.

“We want to help.”
The First Minister tweeted in reply: “Thank you. I’ll pass it on to our vaccination team.”

BrewDog has more than 50 outlets around the country including in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Perth, St Andrews, Peterhead, Inverurie and in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Carlisle, Cambridge and Cardiff.

The offer comes as the Scottish health secretary Jeanne Freeman MSP has pledged that all Scots over the age of 50 will receive the coronavirus vaccine buy the Spring.

The first doses of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca will be administered from Monday, with the injections initially given in a supervised setting near hospitals but then moving out to GP surgeries and community hubs.

David Caesar, the interim deputy chief medical officer for Scotland said an army of health workers would be ready to administer the first doses. He urged Scots to keep social distancing.

AstraZeneca has manufactured u to 200 million doses with some production taking part at the Symbiosis Pharmaceutical Services plant in Stirling.



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