COVID-19 vaccine information letters: FOI release

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

Information requested

Can you provide the following in relation to the vaccines information letter which was sent to the public late December 2020, early January 2021:

  • The names of all departments involved in producing the letter
  • Draft copies of the letter
  • Ethical concerns raised in relation to the wording in the letter


The Scottish Government departments involved in producing the letter:

  • Covid-19 Vaccine Policy Development Unit
  • Marketing, Insight, Brand Scotland & Internal Communications
  • Chief Medical Officer Directorate
  • Chief Nursing Officer Directorate
  • National Clinical Director

Draft copies of the letter are attached. 

There were no ethical concerns raised in relation to the wording of this letter, with no assessments conducted.

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