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Vaccination for 5 to 11-year-olds

Scotland accepts draft JCVI advice. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that the Scottish Government has received JCVI advice recommending the universal vaccination of 5 to 11-year-olds. – Graeme The Scottish Government has continued to follow the advice of JCVI throughout the pandemic and I

Supporting Access to COVID-19 Vaccines in Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia

£1.5 million in Scottish Government funds for UNICEF. The United Nations children’s organisation UNICEF is to receive £1.5 million from the Scottish Government to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics in three African countries. The funds will support both the COVID-19 vaccination programmes

Restrictions Eased for Care Home Residents

Isolation Periods Reduced & Removed Under new guidance issued to care home operators, most people admitted to adult care homes will no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks. People transferring from hospitals to care homes will no longer need to isolate if they have

Returning to School Safely

2nd Vaccine Dose & Asymptomatic Testing Families are being urged to get young people aged 12-15 their second dose of the COVID vaccine as early as possible in the New Year, while secondary pupils are being advised to take at-home COVID-19 tests before they return

Progress for Booster Programme

More than 70% of eligible adults have had their booster or third dose. More than seven in 10 eligible adults across Scotland have now had their COVID-19 booster or third dose. Figures published yesterday show that 72.1% of over 18s who are eligible by 31

Health Secretary Festive Message to Workforce

Heartfelt gratitude to health, social care and social work staff. As Scotland faces one of its most challenging Winters, Health Secretary Humza Yousaf has praised the continued courage, commitment and professionalism of our health, social care and social work staff. – Health Secretary Humza Yousaf

Steps To Accelerate Booster Programme

Online portal extended and changes to flu delivery A range of measures are being introduced to speed up the COVID-19 booster programme, and give protection against the spreading Omicron variant. The online booking portal will be open to everyone aged 18-29 from 10am tomorrow, allowing

Additional Funding to Tackle COVID

£482 Million for Pandemic Costs The Scottish Government is allocating a further £482 million to NHS Boards and Integration Authorities to meet costs of the pandemic and remobilising health services. This includes funding for Test and Protect and to support the progress of the vaccination