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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-01505

Date lodged: 15 July 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination by Polish people in Scotland compares with the wider population.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 23 August 2021


Answer

As detailed in the Public Health Scotland COVID-19 Statistical Report, as at 19 July 2021, which was published on the 21 July 2021, 46.2% of the Scottish White Polish population have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine compared to 87.8% of the wider White Scottish population. The White Polish demographic breaks down further into age cohorts as follows:

The much smaller non-White Polish demographics are contained in the wider Scottish categories in the report.

Vaccination update of first dose by age group – White Polish

Age group

Percentage uptake

80+

68.2%

75-79

64.6%

70-74

60.8%

65-69

54.4%

60-64

55.4%

55-59

60.3%

50-54

59.2%

40-49

53.5%

30-39

42.6%

18-29

32%

  

All 18+

46.2%

Further information can be accessed from here: Public Health Scotland COVID-19 Statistical Report .