Coronavirus (COVID-19): vaccine deployment plan: update - March 2021

Update to the January 2021 plan setting out how we will roll out vaccinations in Scotland to vaccinate 4.5 million people. This plan was updated in July 2021.

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Our national Vaccination Management Tool

NHS Education for Scotland in collaboration with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS National Services Scotland and Public Health Scotland, have developed an innovative tool to help ensure the smooth running of the vaccination programme.

Turas Vaccination Management is a web-based tool that enables front line health and social care staff to capture and create real-time patient vaccination records, and for information to be shared safely and accurately.

Two key benefits of the tool are:

  • enhances the safe delivery of the vaccine through providing the vaccinator with a real-time digital vaccination history of the person being vaccinated
  • reduces the overall administrative data burden and makes both local and national data analysis and reporting easier, as the vaccination record is captured in a digital format at source

As at 24 March 2021, more than 13,400 vaccinators have accessed the Vaccination Management Tool in anticipation and execution of their role in the programme and more than 10,600 have administered vaccinations. These numbers do not include additional capacity provided by GP practices, the majority of which use their own IT system. Work is ongoing with partners including Health Boards, Health and Social Care Partnerships and NHS Education for Scotland to continue to build the vaccination workforce. This is to ensure the programme is sustainable once activity increases, and continues, across the health and social care sector.

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