PHS publishes interim reports on Scotland’s flu and COVID-19 vaccination programme

05 July 2022

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On 29 June 2022, Public Health Scotland (PHS) published three interim reports, evaluating various aspects of the flu and COVID-19 vaccination programmes. 

  • The first report focuses on learning to date about factors which affect vaccine uptake, including booking methods and delivery models. Although there has been a high uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations in Scotland overall, uptake levels have not been equal across all population groups. This publication includes recommendations to support maximal and equitable access to vaccinations, both for the COVID-19 and other vaccination programmes. 
  • The second report details interim findings on delivery models used for vaccine rollout, methods for maximising uptake in different population groups, factors affecting vaccine uptake, lessons learned about programme implementation and recommendations for the programme. 
  • The third report features interviews with health board vaccination leads about their experience of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Findings include learning on delivery models, engagement and communication, inclusion and outreach activity, what helped and hindered vaccine roll out, and recommendations for the programme. 

Many of the evaluation findings in these reports have already been shared with key stakeholders and have led to real-time improvements in the roll out of the flu and COVID-19 vaccination programmes. 

The final evaluation report from PHS on the flu and COVID-19 vaccination programme, which is due to be published in September 2022, will synthesise the learning from all evaluation activity and make recommendations to inform future vaccination programmes. 

Source: PHS, 29 June 2022