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A COVID-19 vaccination programme is seen as a key component of a strategy to suppress the virus and help to prevent transmission to the most vulnerable people thereby minimising severity of illness.
Whilst key national decisions and milestones are finalised to enable delivery of the vaccination programme, we are keen to share as much information as possible with staff ahead of the programme commencing in December/January.
The first wave of the vaccination programme, based on guidance from the CMO, will prioritise the following groups:
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 .
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommends that the booster dose of the coronavirus vaccin...
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommends that the booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine is offered to:
You will be offered a booster dose of either Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. AstraZeneca may be given as your booster dose if you have medical reasons that mean you cannot have Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna
All patient-facing frontline staff should now have received both doses of the vaccine and are now invited to book an ...
All patient-facing frontline staff should now have received both doses of the vaccine and are now invited to book an appointment for their booster via the service now tool. Staff can choose whether they wish to receive a booster vaccine closer to work or home by choosing the geographical location on the service now tool. To book your appointment go to NHS Inform booking portal - Login - Customer Service (nhs.scot)
For Information on Covid 19 Boosters please go to: Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccination | The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (nhsinform.scot)
For information on Seasonal Flu Vaccination please go to: The flu vaccine (nhsinform.scot)
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:
All staff must also complete the seasonal flu e modules which can be found at: Flu e-learning resource | Turas | Learn (nhs.scot)
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).
Green Book Chapter on Covid 19 Immunisation: COVID-19: the green book, chapter 14a - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Green...