Scotland: frontline health and social care workers shape vaccinations

20 September 2021

A report from Public Health Scotland (PHS) has revealed the views of frontline health and social care workers towards the Scottish Covid-19 vaccination programme.

More than 7000 staff who were prioritised to receive their vaccine from December 2020 onwards completed the survey in March. The responses were generally positive, with many praising the roll-out as organised and speedy. Others highlighted the ease of the process and the professionalism and care of vaccinators. Some staff flagged areas in need of review, such as inconsistent vaccine supplies, and difficulties making or rearranging appointments.

Dr Ruth Dryden, organisational lead for vaccination evaluation at PHS, said the survey ‘has been instrumental in highlighting what elements worked well, but also where improvements could be made. The learnings will continue to be hugely influential as we move towards the next phase of the programme with Covid-19 booster vaccines in the autumn.’

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