Overview

COVID-19 is a highly infectious respiratory infection, first identified in late 2019. It can spread quickly and cause serious illness, hospitalisation and death; however, a significant proportion of infections are asymptomatic.

COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and 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 this workforce with a dedicated online space where accurate information and useful resources regarding COVID-19 vaccination in Scotland can be collated and easily accessed.

This information will be updated regularly and 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 was set up to ensure the readiness of Scotland for the implementation of an expansion to the flu vaccination programme and delivery of a COVID-19 vaccination, as per recommendations of the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI) and Scottish Government.

Public Health Scotland has a key role in contributing to monitoring and responding to COVID-19 vaccine safety, supporting the safe delivery of the COVID-19 Vaccination programme by working in partnership with our NHS Board colleagues and UK bodies such as the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). A Clinical Governance Group was established in November 2020 and is co-chaired by Public Health Scotland and The Scottish Government to provide 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.

Recent updates

Last updated: 08 October 2021