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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

*UPDATED* Hospital visiting changes, home testing kits, Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme is currently being rolled out across NHSGGC and the rest of the UK. The vaccination helps to reduce your risk of developing the virus and make your symptoms milder if you catch the virus. The vaccines are safe and effective.

The JCVI has recommended that first doses of vaccine are prioritised for as many people as possible on the JCVI priority list, in advance of second doses which will subsequently provide more assured longer-term protection.

The first wave of the vaccination programme, will prioritise the following groups:

  • Care Home residents in Care Homes for older adults
  • Care Home workers in Care Homes for older adults
  • Healthcare Staff working with direct face to face contact in health care settings. Boards should seek to vaccinate:
    • Vaccinators
    • Others based on a risk assessment taking into account factors such as those who are working in COVID-19 red areas and age (older staff)
  • Long stay inpatients aged over 80

We will update this page with more information about the next stages of the vaccination programme, specifically with regard to future cohorts.

For more information about priority groups go to the  Department of Heath and Social Care: Priority Groups for Coronavirus Vaccination

Information on COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccinations can be found at: www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine Which also in...

Information on COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccinations can be found at:

www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine

Which also includes coronavirus vaccine leaflets

CMO Letter - Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

Information around the new vaccination programme is evolving and our FAQs address some of the questions that you may ...

Information around the new vaccination programme is evolving and our FAQs address some of the questions that you may have about COVID-19 vaccines.

We aim to keep this list as current as possible and will update frequently.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs (Updated 14/01/21)

A COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Board has been convened to plan the delivery of programme across the NHSGGC health b...

A COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Board has been convened to plan the delivery of programme across the NHSGGC health board area, with various sub-groups feeding into this group.

Due to the magnitude of the programme the workforce required to delivery will be diverse, including staff groups new ...

Due to the magnitude of the programme the workforce required to delivery will be diverse, including staff groups new to the area of vaccination. For the purposes of planning, the workforce will comprise of three main groups: 

  • New immunisers (registered and healthcare support workers) 
  • Returning staff (or redeployed staff) who may have participated in immunisation delivery previously but perhaps not for some time 
  • Current vaccination staff

Expressions of interest in joining to deliver the vaccination programme should be sent to [email protected]. The team will then process applications and do the necessary checks.

The recruitment and preparation of staff with appropriate knowledge and skills is a critical dependency for the vacci...

The recruitment and preparation of staff with appropriate knowledge and skills is a critical dependency for the vaccination programme and colleagues within NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and Public Health Scotland have produced a suite of workforce education resources specific to Covid-19 vaccines, available at:

learn.nes.nhs.scot/37676/immunisation/covid-19-vaccines

If you are planning to be involved in the delivery of this vaccination programme can you please ensure that you are up to date with the following:

 

Patient Group Directions (PGDs) are legal documents that enable registered healthcare professionals to administer and...

Patient Group Directions (PGDs) are legal documents that enable registered healthcare professionals to administer and supply medication in an identified clinical situation where the patient may not be individually identified before presenting for treatment.  For most clinical situations the preferred method is for an appropriately qualified healthcare professional to prescribe for an individual patient on a one-to-one basis.  In order to comply with the necessary clinical governance arrangements NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde must be aware of all PGDs in use.  The PGD on this website are for reference purposes only. For any enquiries relating to the use and authorisation of PGDs please contact: [email protected]

The PGDs can be accessed via The Public Health Protection Unit (PHPU).  

 

Last Updated: 05 March 2021