Scotland’s chief medical officer has called on people not to delay getting a Covid-19 booster jab as he warned cases will rise again in the coming months.

Professor Sir Gregor Smith’s plea comes after records show a recent rise in the number of Covid-19 infections in Scotland.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently said an estimated one in 35 people in Scotland had Covid-19.

Equivalent to about 144,400 people, the figure is a rise from one in 50 people in September.

Professor Smith said: “Please don’t put off getting your flu and Covid-19 vaccines - as we get deeper into Winter I expect cases to rise further.

“Newer vaccines for both will update your level of protection.”