Nicola Sturgeon has described receiving her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine as “an emotional moment”.
The SNP leader thanked staff at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow for putting her at ease as she received the AstraZeneca jag on Thursday afternoon.
Sturgeon, who is 50-years-old, urged others to get the vaccine when they are offered it.
She said: “Just had my first dose of vaccine – AstraZeneca for anyone wondering. It truly is an emotional moment. Thanks to the wonderful vaccinator who put me so much at ease, and to teams across the country.
“Please get vaccinated as soon as you are able. It really will help us back to normal.”
Linda Bauld, professor of public health at the University of Edinburgh, also received her jag on Thursday afternoon.