Jackie Baillie, Labour Shadowy Health Spokesperson, tells us on Reporting Scotland Inaccurately that those waiting more than six months have their protection waning and that they’re ‘more likely to get Covid than not.’
That last bit is of course stupid at a level beyond even the usual Scottish Labour stupid. In this month around 70 000 people will catch Covid and 5 330 000 won’t. Most of those who do will be young folk and not the ones waiting for the boosters. The vast majority of the population including those waiting for a booster are far less likely to get Covid than to get it, duh!
As for the Scottish Government being slow to respond to the JCVI guidance and waning immunity, see this in the Times on the 24 August, only 2 months ago:
Booster jabs for the most vulnerable could start within two weeks but healthy over-70s may have to wait until more evidence amasses.
The NHS aims to begin the booster campaign on September 6 and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is under pressure to issue firm advice so that planning can be finalised. However, the group wants to see more evidence from trials looking at the effectiveness of booster programmes after scientists were pleasantly surprised by how slowly immunity seems to be waning.https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/covid-booster-vaccine-for-most-vulnerable-within-weeks-but-rest-must-wait-36grcvjt5
The JCVI advice on the 14th September 2021 did not say that the booster had to be within no more than 6 months but rather ‘no earlier than six months’ and ‘as soon as operationally possible.’
And what’s the source of the claim than ‘some’ are waiting longer than 6 months? Anas Sarwar’s in-laws again? I’m getting my booster almost exactly 6 months after my second jag.