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The former Prime Minister made the claim while discussing the UK's response to Covid-19.
Scotland recorded 5242 new cases of Covid-19 in latest figures released on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, John Swinney said further restrictions over the Christmas holiday period 'cannot be ruled out'.
The move aims to avoid staff having to use annual leave or lose earnings to get the vaccine.
EIS general secretary said vaccination would be an ‘easier and safer route’ than waiting for herd immunity.
The pharmaceutical company held firm on its earnings guidance for the year as it hailed 'strong revenue growth and exceptional pipeline delivery'.
Valneva, which has a production facility in Scotland, had its contract torn up by the UK Government in September.
Scotland’s 12 to 15-year-olds have been able to book in for a Covid vaccine since 20 September.
Research found two doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca provided 71% protection against infection up to six months after vaccination.
Some health boards in Scotland offered a Covid-19 vaccination to any 12-15-year-old at drop-in clinics on Monday.
All three vaccines will be on offer for both doses to all people aged 16 or over, and with no appointment required.
On Thursday Scotland recorded the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
The time between doses of the coronavirus vaccine has been reduced from 12 weeks to eight.
The variant, which was first discovered in India, has now become the dominant strain of Covid-19 in Scotland.
The number of positive cases among children has now surpassed the January 2021 peak.
As of Monday, 3,386,321 people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination in Scotland.
Tinder, Match, Hinge, Bumble, Badoo and others have partnered with the UK Government to drive uptake of the jag.
More than 25,000 hours have been contributed by volunteers through a scheme organised by the British Red Cross.
Humza Yousaf said he was encouraged by the fact the numbers of 'did not attends' had fallen.
An outbreak of the Indian variant of the virus has led to rising cases in Scotland's biggest city.