Covid-19: Half of Scotland's 12 to 15-year-olds get first jab and dogs disguised as strays

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Saturday morning.

10/23/2021 1:58:00 PM

Covid-19: Half of Scotland's 12 to 15-year-olds get first jab and dogs disguised as strays

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Saturday morning.

1. Half of Scotland's 12 to 15-year-olds get first doseMore than half of 12 to 15-year-olds living in Scotlandhave had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, official figures show. Take-up in some areas is much higher - 66.0% in Aberdeenshire and 63.8% in Perth & Kinross. The take-up among the youngest age group has been brisk - faster than any age group under 65. Elsewhere in the UK progress among the youngest age group has been slower - in England take-up among 12-15s is at 18.9%, while in Wales the figure is 32.5%. Figures from Northern Ireland have not been published yet.

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Image source,Getty Images2. People disguising unwanted lockdown dogs as straysPeople have tried to sell their lockdown dogs on Gumtree before disguising them as "fake strays" to rescue centres,an animal charity has said. In March, it was reported that households in the UK had bought more than 3.2 million pets during lockdown. Hope Rescue in Wales said centres had seen an increase in dogs being dropped off and the number was now at its highest in its 15-year history. One-year-old Maggie, an old English sheepdog crossed with a golden retriever, was taken in as a stray but the next day staff saw a recent advert on Gumtree, putting her up for sale for £500.

Media caption,The pandemic has led to an "unprecedented" rise in the number of "fake stray dogs"3. Romania's health system torn apart by pandemic Read more: BBC Health News »

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