Immunisation Scotland (of the NHS in Scotland)

Page last updated: 12 July 2018

Language: English, with all publications available in other languages.

Description of the website

The website of Immunisation Scotland is a member of the WHO-led project Vaccine Safety Net (VSN).

Immunisation Scotland is Scotland’s national website which aims to equip the public with up-to-date information about immunisations in Scotland, including the vaccines available and diseases protected against. The website contains information about the concept of immunisation and the importance of getting immunised.

Each individual vaccine page contains the answers to commonly asked questions about vaccines and diseases they protect against. Users are able to search for vaccines by age group. As well as babies, children and teenagers, the website includes information about vaccines for young adults and older adults. The website also contains an interactive immunisation schedule which gives users the opportunity to see which vaccines are offered as part of the Scottish Routine Childhood Immunisation Programme.

The website also contains frequently asked Q&A sections, leaflets with information for each vaccines, and videos aiming to introduce and raise awareness of different immunisation programmes

All leaflets hosted on the website are available in Easy Read format and translated in three core languages (Polish, Chinese, and Urdu) and where appropriate in other languages also. All videos have options to be downloaded by user alongside relevant transcripts. The videos are also provided in a British Sign Language version.

Website's sponsorship policy

This is the national immunisation website for Scotland. The website is solely funded by the NHS Health Scotland.

Website's content and editorial policy

The Immunisation Scotland website is managed by NHS Health Scotland. The information on the website is evidence-based, developed and approved by an editorial group consisting of immunisation specialists, who are listed below.

The content of the website is reviewed regularly to ensure it is accurate from a medical and policy perspective. The reviews are a collaboration between NHS Health Scotland, Health Protection Scotland, Scottish Government, and key stakeholders from local Health Boards (e.g. Immunisation Coordinators, Health Protection Nurses, Immunisation Programme Managers etc.).