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Vitamin D supplements and covid-19

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1510: tabled on 22 February 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 13 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes recognises the positive role vitamin D can play in mitigating against the incidence and severity of Covid-19; welcomes the proactive stance of the Scottish Government in providing free vitamin D supplements to clinically vulnerable people who are shielding and notes that more than 71,300 people have opted to accept this offer; highlights the ongoing public information campaign in Scotland encouraging the wider population to consider taking a daily supplement of vitamin D, particularly in winter months; notes that free supplements area also available to pregnant and breastfeeding women and young children in Scotland; and urges the UK Government to match this effort to raise awareness and support people across the UK to maintain their vitamin D levels.