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Funding of COVID-19 vaccine deployment in Scotland: FOI release

Published: 15 Feb 2021

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

Published:
15 Feb 2021
Funding of COVID-19 vaccine deployment in Scotland: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100132021
Date received: 1 Jan 2021
Date responded: 1 Feb 2021
Information requested

“With the second vaccine (oxford) now rolling out, is the UK taxpayer funding it, or does it come from the Scottish Parliament budget?”

Response

The answer to your question is all vaccines are procured on a 4 nations basis by the UK Government Vaccines Taskforce, who cover the costs of procurement. The Scottish Government is responsible for deployment of the vaccine and costs associated with this.

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