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Chamber and committees

Question reference: S6W-01616

  • Asked by: Jackson Carlaw, MSP for Eastwood, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 20 July 2021
  • Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 16 August 2021


To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the breakdown of the reported most common COVID-19 symptoms into the categories, fully-vaccinated, in receipt of one-dose of the vaccination and unvaccinated, as set out in the research-based ZOE COVID study, which was published on 23 June 2021.


We have confirmed with Public Health Scotland (PHS) that there is a sentinel surveillance scheme. The symptomatic dataset is a very small sample; consequently, any potential analysis would not be robust. However, we are assured that the ZOE app does include Scottish data; moreover, PHS does not believe that there is any reason to assume Scottish only data would be different.