Flu & COVID vaccinations

This data resource shows the latest published vaccination statistics from the Flu and COVID-19 vaccination uptake in Scotland dashboard within the weekly report

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Source Vaccination Management Tool (VMT) and General Practice IT (GP IT), National Records of Scotland, Mid-Year Population Estimates 2020 National Records Scotland (NRS) deaths
Author Public Health Scotland
Version 1.0
Last Updated November 30, 2022, 12:00 (GMT)
Created September 28, 2022, 10:39 (BST)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject COVID-19, Immunisation
Frequency Weekly
Time frame of data and timeliness Vaccination data reported to PHS by 07:30 (GMT), published at 14:00 (GMT) daily.
Coverage Data covering all of Scotland.
Completeness Information presented in this report reflects the data that is available to Public Health Scotland (PHS). There are known issues with the timeliness of a small amount of data; this is having a variable impact across health board areas. Work is underway in PHS and with partners to address these issues as part of continuous data quality improvement and assurance processes. Consequently, the information may be subject to change in a future publication, but is presented here as based on the best data currently available to PHS. Data presented in this dashboard represent records available at the date and time of extraction. Records without CHI will not be able to be attributed to a cohort group and will be excluded from reporting against these but will be included in overall figures.
Accuracy Information presented in this report reflects the data that is sent to Public Health Scotland (PHS). There are known issues with the timeliness of a small amount of data. Work is underway in PHS and with partners to address these issues as part of continuous data quality improvement and assurance processes. Consequently, the information may be subject to change in a future publication, but is presented here as based on the best data currently available to PHS. Figures are subject to change in a future update as this is resolved. Percent coverage figures are estimates, based on the best information we have available to us. We do not report percent coverage for where we feel that the denominator (total or base) population size cannot be accurately defined.
Continuity of data From 24/03/2022 dose 3/booster was renamed “Dose 3” in all data. Dose 4 data were also published from this date. From 24/03/2022 those who are no longer living in Scotland were removed from the numerator and denominator for JCVI priority group uptake figures. On 13/03/2022 and 16/03/2022 no data were published for JCVI priority groups due to issues with processing. On 03/12/2021 no data were published against the unpaid carers JCVI priority group due to issues with processing. On 09/12/2021 publication of 24 week data since second dose for JCVI priority groups was stopped and replaced with data reporting dose 3/booster uptake for those a minimum of 12 weeks since second dose. From 09/12/2021 booster/dose 3 data was reported within Daily Trend of Vaccinations by JCVI Priority Group on those aged 50+ who had a minimum of 12 weeks since second dose. On 02 December 2020 the UK Government announced the approval of the Pfizer/Biotech (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine for use. Roll out commenced on 08 December 2020. The AstraZeneca vaccine was also approved for use in the national programme, and rollout of this vaccine began on 04 January 2021. Moderna vaccine was approved for use on 8 January 2021 and rollout of this vaccine began on 07 April 2021. On 26 February 2021, the publication of vaccination data moved from weekly to daily. Geographical breakdowns of data from GP practices that were previously not available in the weekly report are now captured within the daily publication. The vaccination uptake data for non-age based JCVI priority groups is updated on a daily basis to reflect the current population within each group. Data shown is the most up-to-date cumulative total of people vaccinated within each group. Please refer to the table in the JCVI Priority Groups Definitions (https://www.opendata.nhs.scot/dataset/covid-19-vaccination-in-scotland/resource/29e8ab8e-065a-4f92-ab70-4371d757633b) for how these groups have been defined. Individuals who are at highest risk (Clinically Extremely Vulnerable) – previously referred to as shielding - and are residents of a care home for older adults are updated on a monthly basis. These groups will be updated on the daily dashboard and corresponding open data on the 26th of each month, or Friday before if the 26th falls on a weekend. The overall number of vaccinations and data reported by non-aged based JCVI groups remain as 16+. On Monday 14 June 2021 the 50+ age group reporting for vaccination uptake was changed to 40+. Numerator and denominator data were also changed to reflect this. On 09/08/2021 and additional cohort was added to the data of all individuals aged 12 to 15 who have been identified by the JCVI as having conditions that put them at higher risk from coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes children and young people with severe neuro-disabilities, Down's syndrome, underlying conditions resulting in immunosuppression or a diagnosis of learning/intellectual disability. From Thursday 19th August data for age specific cohorts were based on age calculated as at 31st August 2021. Previously these were based on age calculated as at 31st March 2021. Data were also included for the 16/17 year old cohort as a specific age group, affecting the HB, LA and Scotland files, on this date. On the 26th August a correction was made to the figures for ’18 and over’ for both sex = ‘Male’ and sex = ’Female’, affecting the health board and council area files. Previously the numerator for these counted all vaccinations as opposed to just those for individuals aged 18 and over. Other age groups and Sex = ‘Total’ are not affected. From Thursday 9th September vaccination data were also presented for the 16+ population for Scotland, NHS Board and Local Authority. From 28th September vaccination uptake data were included for all 12 to 15 year olds. From Thursday 7th October 3rd primary dose data were published for those identified as being severely immunosuppressed. From Thursday 14th October booster dose data were published for the 16+ and 18+ population at Scotland level. On 4 November 2021 the numerator for booster and 3rd dose vaccinations were combined to produce a single output metric. Booster/3rd dose data were also published by NHS Board, Local Authority and age group. The age group 16+ was replaced with 12+, and 40+ with 50+. This reflects the current scope of the vaccination programme. From 18 November dose3/booster uptake figures were published by JCVI priority group. The cohorts used for the calculation of uptake figures for the JCVI priority groups for all doses were also refreshed on this date. Care should be taken when analysing trend data for JCVI priority groups pre and post 18 November. On 22/11/2021 and 23/11/2021 vaccination events against the unpaid carers aged 16 and over cohort were under-reported.  This will affect the continuity of the data for this cohort.
Concepts and definitions On 02 December 2020 the UK Government announced the approval of the Pfizer/Biotech (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine for use. Roll out commenced on 08 December 2020. The AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) vaccine was also approved for use in the national programme, and rollout of this vaccine began on 04 January 2021. Moderna (Spikevax) vaccine was approved for use on 8 January 2021 and rollout of this vaccine began on 07 April 2021. Further information on the vaccination programme can be found via the links below.
Disclosure The PHS protocol on Statistical Disclosure Control is followed.
Revision statement Data is subject to change upon validation. Figures are provisional and are subject to change as records are updated in the Vaccine Management Tool (VMT). From Thursday 24th March 2022 data for age specific cohorts were based on age calculated as the current date. Previously these were based on age calculated as at 31st August 2021. Individuals who had died or moved from Scotland since vaccination were also removed from all data apart from "Daily Trend of All Vaccinations Administered in Scotland" on this date.
Official statistics designation Management Information Statistics
Format csv
Language English
Links

PHS Weekly COVID-19 Report

COVID-19 Wider Impact Dashboard

Scottish Government - information and guidance on the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme

NHS Inform - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine

Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation: advice on priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination

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