Explanatory Notes

Vaccinations: Scotland

68 There are currently requirements set out the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 which provide that vaccinations and immunisations be administered by medical practitioners or persons acting under their direction and control.  The Bill will make modifications to the current legislation to allow a wider range of health professionals to administer vaccinations and immunisations (in accordance with existing regulatory provisions about the administration of vaccines in the Human Medicines Regulations 2012) in order to respond as flexibly as may be required to the pandemic.

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Prepared 18th March 2020