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Question ref. S6W-02706
Asked by: Tess White, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 7 September 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has taken account of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, extended flu immunisations and COVID-19 booster vaccinations in the funding allocation for the delivery of the wider Vaccination Transformation Programme (VTP).

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021


Answer

The Vaccination Transformation Programme (VTP) is funded via the Primary Care Improvement Fund, which began in 2018 and will have provided £250 million to health boards up to the end of financial year 2022. The extended flu programme and COVID-19 vaccination programme (including boosters) are outside the scope of this fund, however work to deliver these programmes has helped to build Health Board capacity to vaccinate and complete the VTP.