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FOI release

FOI – 000205 Flu Vaccines (HTML)

Published on 12 September 2022

Date received – 31 August 2022 | Date responded – 12 September 2022

Request

Can you advise me the names and the manufacturers of all the flu vaccines being offered to people in Scotland this year?

I require this information to know whether to have the vaccine or not.

Response

I refer to your freedom of information request that we received on 31 August 2022 requesting the following information.

Can you advise me the names and the manufacturers of all the flu vaccines being offered to people in Scotland this year?

I require this information to know whether to have the vaccine or not.

I can advise you that we have now completed the search of our records and can provide you with the following information:

Vaccines for the 2022/23 NHSScotland Flu Programme and the age ranges they cover are:

  • Over-65s - Adjuvanted Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine, manufactured by Seqirus UK Limited
  • 18-64s (and children 2-17 contraindicated to Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine) - Cell-based Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccines, manufactured by Seqirus UK Limited
  • 2-17s - Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (Fluenz Tetra®), manufactured by Astra Zeneca
  • 6mth - 2yr - Egg-based Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccines, manufactured by Sanofi

I trust you will find the information of assistance and if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of how we have dealt with your request you can make representations to us asking us to review the handling of your request.

If you require any further information please contact Associate Director Information Security & Governance, within 40 working days of the date of this correspondence.

Contact

Email: nss.foi@nhs.scot

Address

NHS National Services Scotland Headquarters Gyle Square 1 South Gyle Crescent Edinburgh EH12 9EB

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