Moving into Tranche 2 and beyond
98. The need to ensure inclusion remains fully embedded in all future vaccination and immunisation programmes is clear if we want to reach everyone and reduce avoidable harm from COVID-19, flu and other viruses and health inequalities.
99. Health boards are currently considering inclusion when planning for the autumn/winter COVID-19 booster and flu programme. This includes being mindful of aspects such as the facilities at their vaccination clinics, disabled access and parking, venue proximity to public transport and appropriate staff training.
100. We will continue to host the National Vaccine Inclusive Steering Group which will shift its focus to cover all future vaccination and immunisation programmes.
101. The development of national IT systems to support vaccine booking, scheduling and recording have been major national investments as part of the vaccination programme. The accessibility of these systems will continue to be assessed as they are developed through Tranche 2.
102. Digital and non-digital systems are being updated to enable ethnicity data to be collected through vaccination programme. This will support the design and monitoring of Scotland public health approach to immunisation.
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