Scotland's papers: Booster blitz on 'tidal wave' of OmicronPublished13 December 2021Shareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage caption, The announcement on booster jabs makes the front of most of the Scottish papers, including the Scottish Daily Mail. The paper says every adult will be offered a third jab by the end of the year in a bid to counter a "tidal wave" of Omicron.Image caption, The Scottish Sun says Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson last night confirmed that the third dose rollout for over 18s would be accelerated immediately - a full month ahead of schedule.Image caption, The Scotsman says Nicola Sturgeon announced that over 30s can get a booster from today and over 18s later in the week. However, she says further restrictions will still be necessary.Image caption, The Herald says there is an "urgent step-up" in the Scottish government's bid to beat Omicron.Image caption, The Times says the pledge is "unprecedented", as it cites government sources who say it means the NHS needs to carry out about 15 million vaccinations over the next three weeks.Image caption, The Daily Telegraph says the government's plan to ramp up booster jabs is aimed at avoiding another lockdown. To meet its target to offer a third jab to every adult by January, the NHS would have to offer jabs to 18 million people in 18 days, it says.Image caption, The Daily Express says a Herculean effort is needed to get everyone vaccinated.Image source, bbcImage caption, The National front page has Deputy First Minister John Swinney saying the Omicron variant has the potential to overwhelm the NHS and should not be dismissed as a mild form of the virus.Image caption, The i newspaper also leads with the jabs, reporting that the UK's first hospital cases of Omicron have also been confirmed. Like many other papers, the i also features the nail-biting F1 world title race on its front page.Image caption, The Metro applauds how the booster rollout is already going, saying more than 530,000 booster jabs were given in a single day in the UK on Sunday. It came on the day the UK's Covid alert level was raised to level fourImage caption, In other news, the Daily Record leads with a report that says a boy badly neglected by a serial child abuser was failed by social workers. The four-year-old was found alone, wearing pyjamas in the rain and was so badly bruised that doctors thought he had leukaemia.Image caption, The Daily Star's lead story suggests that as well as climate change and the pandemic, the next thing to worry about is "deadly jackals heading our way". The paper says experts are warning they are "one of the biggest threats to British livestock ever known".Image caption, The Press and Journal says the north of Scotland is braced for high winds that could cause significant damage and pose a danger to life in coastal areas.Image caption, The Courier reports on the death of a woman who was hit by a car on a footpath in Montrose.Image caption, The Edinburgh Evening News leads with the torching of a children's adventure park built by DIY SOS.Image caption, The Glasgow Times says Glasgow City Council bosses have promised to return a beloved Merchant City statue to its plinth in time for Christmas after it went missing in July.Image caption, The Evening Express reports that Covid may lead to a charity being 800 presents short for children this Christmas.Image caption, The Evening Telegraph reports on a court case involving the sexual abuse of a child.Related Internet LinksHerald ScotlandThe ScotsmanDaily RecordThe Scottish SunThe TimesThe NationalDaily Mail OnlineScottish Daily ExpressDaily StarAberdeen Evening ExpressDundee Evening TelegraphEdinburgh Evening NewsGlasgow Evening TimesThe BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.