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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-19485: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 18 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the risks are to older people, those with health conditions and for children this winter in the event of a shortage of flu vaccinations.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 6 November 2018

Seasonal flu vaccination is offered to all those at increased risk of the complications of flu on the basis of advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. Eligible individuals who were unable to be vaccinated would be at higher risk of contracting the flu or serious flu-related consequences. Flu is not currently circulating to any significant degree in Scotland. This means there is still time for people to be vaccinated.