Children should continue to be vaccinated throughout coronavirus outbreak


The Scottish Government, publishing its child immunisation figures today, reminded parents that it is important that their children continue to get the vaccines they need during this time.  Travel for medical purposes is explicitly allowed at this time.

Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick said:

“I am pleased to see that childhood immunisation rates across Scotland remain very high, reflecting both the hard work and commitment of our colleagues in the NHS and a recognition among parents and carers of the benefits of vaccination.

“I want to remind all parents and carers of the importance of getting their children vaccinated throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Your GP or health board will still be available to do this and it is advised that you keep these appointments.”