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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-03908
Asked by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 22 October 2021


To ask the Scottish Government how many social care staff who are eligible for their COVID-19 booster vaccine have received this dose, and by what date all social care staff will have received their COVID-19 booster vaccine.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 November 2021


Booster vaccinations in Scotland started as soon as possible once the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) provided their advice on boosters, which stated that the booster dose should be offered no earlier than six months after completion of the primary vaccine course, however there is some flexibility to offer a booster vaccination to the most vulnerable groups after five months.

1,342,841 people have received a booster or 3rd dose to 19 November, and we are working as quickly as we can, prioritising those most vulnerable.

Data on boosters by JCVI priority group is not yet published. We continue to work closely with Public Health Scotland to develop the vaccination data to provide robust statistics that enhance public understanding.