Public Health Scotland (PHS) has today published vaccination uptake data for the winter 2023/24 COVID-19 and flu vaccination programme.

The winter COVID-19 and flu vaccination programme is designed to build immunity, especially for those at highest risk of becoming seriously ill.

This latest data shows a decrease in COVID-19 and flu vaccine uptake for all eligible groups this past winter compared to winter 2022-23, notably occupational groups, such as health and social care workers, and pregnant women.

Dr Sam Ghebrehewet, Head of Vaccination and Immunisation, PHS said:

“Vaccination remains the best protection against severe outcomes of both flu and COVID-19 and reduces the likelihood of severe illness, hospital admission, and in some cases death. Work is underway to understand the reasons behind the decrease in vaccine uptake. This is crucial to ensure that those most vulnerable are aware of their eligibility for vaccination.”

This winter’s COVID-19 and flu vaccination programme ran from 4 September 2023 to 31 March 2024.

View the winter vaccination uptake dashboard

View the latest national respiratory infection and COVID-19 in Scotland statistics

Last updated: 23 April 2024