Date lodged: 22 October 2018
To ask the Scottish Government whether respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccination is part of NHS boards' winter planning considerations.
Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 6 November 2018
As part of winter planning activity, Boards routinely monitor HPS updates to help detect and respond to potential increases in influenza and other respiratory infections. Winter plans also take into account the predicted surge of flu activity that can happen between October and March and adequate resources will have been identified to deal with potential flu and other respiratory outbreaks across this period.