Scotland's papers: Booster jab 'blitz' and vaccine for younger pupils

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Government plans to tackle Covid ahead of autumn and winter feature on most of the front pages. The Daily Record leads with the first minister announcing that school pupils between the ages of 12 and 15 will be offered vaccine jabs from the start of next week.
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The Herald highlights confirmation that the rollout of booster Covid jabs in care homes for the elderly is also set to get under way from next Monday - with residents offered flu vaccinations at the same time.
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The Daily Mail leads with three million Scots being in line for a booster jab, with over-50s plus the clinically vulnerable being eligible in the first stage of the programme.
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"Booster jab blitz" is how the Daily Express describes the scheme, with frontline health workers and care home residents "at the head of the queue" to receive top-up vaccinations.
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The Scotsman says those most vulnerable to Covid-19 will be offered a booster dose in Scotland from next week, while vaccinations of younger children will also get under way. The paper says the move comes amid fears of a spike in the virus in the coming months.
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The i says government ministers hope the extended vaccination programmes will "fend off a high winter death toll" while also limiting disruption to school pupils' education in classrooms.
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The Metro hails the news as a "triple boost" in the fight against Covid. As well as the jabs for the over-50s and younger school pupils, the paper reports that Covid case numbers are down by 12% in a week, with Nicola Sturgeon saying the extra care being taken by the public was proving effective.
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The Daily Telegraph says it is hoped the increase in vaccinations will help control virus rates over the winter months by boosting immunity and "avoiding the need to reimpose draconian restrictions on individuals and the economy".
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Rapper Nicki Minaj features on the front of the Daily Star alongside Prof Chris Whitty, England's chief medical officer, who was asked about the star sharing a story about an alleged side-effect of the Covid vaccine. The paper says Minaj's tweet "made virus guru Chris Whitty furious".
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Elsewhere, The Times leads with news that two CalMac ships for the Islay route will be built by an overseas firm. It comes after the Scottish government-owned Ferguson Marine shipyard on the Clyde failed the make the shortlist for preferred bidders.
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The Sun splashes a picture of Prince William and David Beckham on its front page after the pair joined a host of stars to honour NHS heroes at the paper's Who Cares Wins awards. The paper says the prince gave an award to paramedics Deena Evans and Mick Hipgrave who almost died after being stabbed.
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The Press and Journal leads with a court case involving a former Highland footballer who has been jailed for 15 months after the discovery of cocaine which he had hidden in a bush near his home in Alness.
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The National says the UK government has made "no official contact" with the Scottish government over the latest twist in the "Boris bridge saga". It was reported on Tuesday that the Treasury had rejected the prime minister's plan for a bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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The Courier highlights new figures which show nearly four out of every five deaths from Covid-19 in Fife have been among the unvaccinated. NHS Fife data reveals that, since the vaccination programme began, 142 of the 184 Fifers who have died had not been jabbed.
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The Glasgow Times leads with claims that dangerous algae "which could put pet dogs' lives at risk" has been found in parks in the west end of the city.
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The Evening Telegraph says police officers searching for a gun in a Dundee flat ended up seizing drugs worth more than £12,000.
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The Edinburgh Evening News leads with a good news/bad news health story as it says about 400 new nurses are to be recruited by NHS Lothian, but that will still leave a shortage of 300 trained staff.
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The Evening Express tells the story of a teenage girl and her brave battle back to health three years after doctors warned she could have just a matter of days to live.

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