Tue 9 Feb, 2021

The Scottish Government still has significant questions to answer after failing to adequately explain why NHS Fife has experienced problems with its vaccine booking system, Scottish Greens Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Mark Ruskell has said.

Questioning the Health Secretary in parliament this afternoon Mr Ruskell noted that yesterday’s queues came following a winter flu vaccination programme in Fife that was described as ‘Shambolic’.

Mark Ruskell MSP said:

“Yesterday’s queues come on the back of a winter flu vaccination programme in Fife that was described as shambolic. The Health Secretary has failed to fully explain why Fife in particular has been so badly impacted by problems with the vaccine rollout, and why lessons don’t seem to have been learned from the flu jag rollout. However, it is clear that Fife NHS did not get on-board quickly enough with the national booking system and that IT problems have resulted. It is extremely disappointing that the tremendous work being carried out by the vaccinators is being overshadowed by these management failures. It’s vital this situation is resolved at once.”

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