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Information relating to Coronavirus vaccinations in Scotland: FOI release

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

Published:
23 Feb 2021
Information relating to Coronavirus vaccinations in Scotland: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000127404
Date received: 17 Oct 2020
Date responded: 5 Jan 2021
Information requested

1. Please could you send me the recommended vaccination schedule for an individual in Scotland.

2. Could you send details of any agreements that the Scottish Government has on liability for Covid vaccines. Are the manufacturers, the Scottish Government or UK Government liable for anything that goes wrong?

Response

I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested.

Regarding your first question, the routine vaccination schedule offered by the NHS in Scotland for individuals born on or after 01/01/2020 can be accessed on the NHS Inform website at:
https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/when-to-immunise

For your convenience, it is tabulated below (for publication purposes, please see table attached)

Selective immunisation programmes for certain target groups, as well as additional vaccinations for individuals with underlying medical conditions, also exist. Information on these can be found using the NHS Inform website above, or additionally on the GOV.UK site at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-complete-routine-immunisation-schedule.

Regarding your second question, while our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because the regulation of medicines is a matter reserved for the UK Government. I would therefore direct you to contact the UK Government about this. Further useful information may also be found in the Human Medicines
Regulations 2012, accessible at: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/1916/contents/made.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

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