COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

COVID-19 vaccinations started in the UK on 8 December 2020.

These web pages are intended for people who are part of the workforce involved in delivering the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

The purpose of these web pages is to provide the workforce with:

  • a dedicated online space for accurate information
  • useful resources regarding COVID-19 vaccination in Scotland

This information will be updated regularly.

It can help you stay informed about the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

FVCV Programme in Public Health Scotland

The Scottish Government Flu Vaccines and COVID-19 Vaccinations Delivery (FVCV) Programme ensures the readiness of Scotland for:

  • the implementation of an expansion to the flu vaccination programme
  • the delivery of a COVID-19 vaccination

Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI) and Scottish Government makes recommendations for the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Scotland.

Public Health Scotland (PHS) has a key role in contributing, monitoring and responding to COVID-19 vaccine safety.

PHS supports the safe delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination programme by working in partnership with:

  • our NHS Board colleagues
  • UK bodies such as the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

A Clinical Governance Group was established in November 2020.

It is co-chaired by Public Health Scotland and The Scottish Government.

This group provides national-level clinical leadership for the FVCV Programme.

This includes overseeing effective mechanisms to monitor, evaluate and assure the clinical aspects of the wider COVID-19 programme.

Last updated: 06 October 2022