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COVID-19 vaccination for citizens under 16 years old: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
11 Jan 2021
COVID-19 vaccination for citizens under 16 years old: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000116494
Date received: 25 Nov 2020
Date responded: 23 Dec 2020
Information requested

Can you let me know if any arrangements are in place to roll out a Covid-19 / Flu vaccine program?

Also, will there be parental consent before any such program?

Response

Seasonal Flu
The Scottish Government has delivered a national seasonal Flu vaccine program during which the school programme included a consent letter for eligible children.

COVID-19
The Scottish Government have arrangements in place to carry out a national Covid-19 vaccine program. Vaccination started on the 8th December protecting the most vulnerable groups identified by The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) who advise UK health departments on immunisation. In accordance with JCVI guidance the Scottish Government have no plans at present to vaccinate citizens under 16 years old; therefore parental consent is not required.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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