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Chief Medical Officer correspondence regarding vaccines for over 12 year olds: FOI review

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


Information requested

A copy of the letter sent by the Chief Medical Officer to the JCVI which discusses vaccines for over 12 year olds.

Response

Further to my letter of 24 September 2021, I have now completed my review of our response to your request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for: a copy of the letter sent by the Chief Medical Officer to the JCVI which discusses vaccines for over 12 year olds.

I have been asked to look at your request afresh, to decide whether the original response should be confirmed, with or without modifications, as appropriate, or that a fresh decision should be substituted. I can confirm that I was not involved in the handling or decision-making around the original response. I have concluded that a different decision should be substituted.

As part of my review I have conducted further searches and I have identified a copy of the letter sent on 27 July 2021 from the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Gregor Smith to Professor Wei Shen Lim, Chair of the JCVI which discusses vaccines for over 12 year olds. Consequently, we are withdrawing reliance on section 17(1) (information not held) in relation to this request, and a copy of the letter is now attached. I apologise for the delay in providing this information to you.

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