Vaccination programme timeline

On this page you can find a timeline of updates about the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Scotland.

You can find links to updates by:

  • the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI)
  • the Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • NHS Scotland
  • UK Health Security Agency (UK HSA)

March 2022

4 March 2022 - CMO letter about deferral of fertility treatment for patients who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 review

View the CMO letter (external website).

February 2022

28 February 2022 - Green Book - Chapter 14a has been updated to include spring booster recommendations and information about one-off programme for those aged 5 to 11 years

Find out more about this update on the Green Book vaccination guidance pages.

21 February 2022 - JCVI statement on COVID-19 vaccinations in 2022

View the JCVI statement on COVID-19 vaccinations in 2022.

16 February 2022 - JCVI statement update on advice for COVID-19 vaccination of children aged 5 to 11

View the JCVI statement (external website).

January 2022

18 January 2022 - CMO letter about COVID-19 vaccination programme: further vaccination of children and young people

Find out more in the CMO letter (external website).

12 January 2022 - Green Book updated to include management of 5 to 11s who are about to become immunosuppressed and advice on third primary doses for severe immunosuppression

Learn more about this update on the Green Book vaccination guidance pages.

7 January 2022 - CMO letter about deferral of fertility treatment for patients who are not vaccinated against COVID-19

Find out more about the CMO letter (external website).

December 2021

24 December 2021 - Green Book updated to include updated risk for pregnancy and JCVI advice on boosters for 16 and 17 and at risk 12 to 15 year olds

Find out more about this update on the Green Book vaccination guidance pages.

22 December 2021 - JCVI statement about COVID-19 vaccination of children and young people 

View the JCVI statement (external website).

14 December 2021 - Green Book updated to include JCVI advice on boosters for 16 and 17 and at risk 12 to 15 year olds, and primary immunisation for 5 to 11 year olds

Find out more about this update on the Green Book vaccination guidance pages.

1 December 2021 - CMO letter about COVID-19 vaccination programme: B.1.1.529 Variant (Omicron)

Find out more about the CMO letter (external website).

November 2021

29 November 2021 - JCVI advice on the UK vaccine response to the Omicron variant

Find out more about the JCVI advice on the UK vaccine response to the Omicron variant (external website).

22 November 2021 - CMO letter about COVID-19 vaccination programme: JCVI, Green Book update, rolling programme vaccination offer

Find out more about the CMO letter (external website).

15 November 2021 - Green Book updated to include second doses for 16 to 17 year olds and booster doses for 40 to 49 year olds

Learn more about this update.

11 November 2021 - CMO letter about COVID-19 vaccination programme: JCVI advice on clinical trial participants

View the CMO letter about JCVI advice on clinical trial participants (external website).

5 November 2021 – Green Book updated to allow flexibility on dose timing for booster vaccinations

View the CMO letter about the Green Book update to allow operational flexibility on dose timing for booster vaccination (external website).

September 2021

21 September 2021 – JCVI advice on the vaccination of severely immunosuppressed individuals

View the CMO letter about JCVI advice on the vaccination of severely immunosuppressed individuals (external website).

17 September 2021 – National policy on offering COVID-19 vaccinations to 12 to 15-year-olds

View the CMO letter about national policy on offering COVID-19 vaccinations to 12 to 15-year-olds (external website).

3 September 2021 – COVID-19 vaccination of children and young people aged 12 to 15 years

View JCVI statement on COVID-19 vaccination of children and young people aged 12 to 15 years on GOV.UK (external website).

September 2021 – Vaccine self-registration portal goes live

Learn more about the vaccine self-registration portal for all ages on NHS inform (external website).

August 2021

23 August 2021 – Myocarditis and pericarditis information for healthcare professionals

View information for healthcare professionals on myocarditis and pericarditis following COVID-19 vaccination on GOV.UK (external website).

20 August 2021 – Guillain-Barré Syndrome information for healthcare professionals

View information about COVID-19 vaccination and Guillain-Barré Syndrome for healthcare professionals by UK HSA (formerly PHE) on GOV.UK (external website).

6 August 2021 – JCVI advice for vaccination of 16 and 17-year-olds

View the CMO letter about JCVI advice for vaccination of 16 and 17-year-olds (external website).

4 August 2021 – COVID-19 vaccination of children and young people aged 12 to 17 years

View JCVI statement on COVID-19 vaccination of children and young people aged 12 to 17 years on GOV.UK (external website).

July 2021

7 July 2021 – Review of extremely rare reports of myocarditis and pericarditis

Learn more about the review of extremely rare reports of myocarditis and pericarditis by MHRA on GOV.UK (external website).

June 2021

30 June 2021 – Booster vaccine programme winter 2021 to 2022

View JCVI interim advice on COVID-19 booster vaccine programme winter 2021 to 2022 on GOV.UK (external website).

20 June 2021 – Allergy Management and Patient Screening tools

View our workforce resources page for more information about these tools (external website).

May 2021

18 May 2021 – B.1.617.2 Variant

View the CMO letter about the B.1.617.2 variant (external website).

7 May 2021 – Use of AstraZeneca vaccine

View JCVI statement on use of the AstraZeneca vaccine on GOV.UK (external website).

April 2021

13 April 2021 – JCVI phase 2 update

View the JCVI update on phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme (external website).

 

Last updated: 10 March 2022