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FOI – 2023-000365 - Flu vaccine data (HTML)

Published on 18 October 2023

Date received – 03 October 2023 | Date responded – 18 October 2023


Can you confirm the different types of flu vaccines ever administered in Scotland separated by year of deployment and for what age groups recommended?


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

Under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Scotland Act, 2002 an organisation does not have to provide the requested information if it does not hold that information. NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) cannot provide details around the flu vaccines that were administered in Scotland as that information would be held by Public Health Scotland (PHS). If you wish to contact PHS you can do so using the following email address -

What we can provide you with is Appendix 1 – Vaccines Procured, for this information. This details data from 2016/2017 to the present year detailing the types of vaccines procured by year, the manufacturer and the intended cohort.

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

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