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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-35648
Asked by: Colin Beattie, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 1 March 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will reconsider using mass vaccination venues as the main premises for administering the COVID-19 vaccine to people with learning disabilities and autism, and whether it will consider offering the vaccine to these groups through their GPs, in light of this offering a more familiar environment for people who may experience sensory overload.

Current status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021


Answer

Individuals who require adjustments for themselves or someone they care for should contact their Health Board and GP, so that specialists are made aware of their specific needs and can make adjustments best suited to the patient.

Appointments may be moved to a clinic if this would be a more comfortable setting, and the individual may be accompanied by their carer.

Information on how to facilitate these conversations are available on at NHS inform , in accessible formats.

If people are unable to attend their Covid-19 vaccination programme. They can rebook their appoint via the NHS Website:

Rearrange or opt-out of your vaccination appointment | The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (nhsinform.scot)