Dumbarton MSP and Scottish Labour interim leader Jackie Baillie, left, thanked everyone involved in the vaccination programme and said they had done a “tremendous job”,
NHS England and NHS Wales have both said they will complete the vaccinations of the JCVI target list – the over 50s and the clinically vulnerable – by the end of April.
But Ms Baillie added that the deadline in Scotland is the end of May and asked why there is a month-long gap between the nations.
She also asked when the vaccine supply issues will be resolved and if jabs will be “ramped up” to catch up on the backlog.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon agreed the target in Scotland is “early May” and added that in recent weeks Scotland has been recording a vaccination rate that has been “the fastest in the whole of Europe”.
She adds: “That success gives me great confidence.”