Date 30 June 2021
Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Steven Hammer
Freedom of Information Reference: 2021-000640
Thank you for your request for information of 12 June 2021 on a number of matters.
Following a search of our records Public Health Scotland can advise you of the following
responses to your questions.
“I would like to know the following information about the SARS-CoV-2 vaccination
programme in Scotland.
1) How many appointment letters in total have been issued?
2) How many people invited did not show to their appointment?
3) How many people have declined a vaccination following the issue of an
4) How many vaccinations have now been administered (preferably broken down
In response to questions 1 and 3, Public Health Scotland can advise that we do not hold
the information requested. This is a formal notice that Section 17(1) - Information not held
applies to your request, under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act (2002).
Due to the nature of the information that you are seeking, your request would be more
appropriately addressed to each NHS Board and NHS National Services Scotland (NHS
NSS). The relevant contact details are as follows:
NHS Ayrshire & Arran: email@example.com
NHS Borders: firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS Dumfries & Galloway: email@example.com
NHS Fife: firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS Forth Valley: email@example.com
NHS Grampian: firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde: email@example.com
NHS Highland: firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS Lanarkshire: email@example.com
NHS Lothian: firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS Orkney: email@example.com
NHS Shetland: firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS Tayside: email@example.com
NHS Western Isles: firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS NSS: email@example.com
In response to questions 2 and 4, the information requested is available via the Public
Health Scotland website.
The “Did Not Attend” vaccine appointment data was published on the 16 June 2021. The
full report can be accessed via the link below; https://beta.isdscotland.org/find-publications-and-data/population-health/covid-19/covid-
Please also be advised that Public Health Scotland publishes a COVID-19 in Scotland
Daily Dashboard for Vaccinations. This includes the Cumulative total number of
vaccinations by vaccination type in Scotland. You can access this via the link below; COVID-19 Daily Dashboard | Tableau Public.
This is a formal notice that under Section 25 – Accessible by some other means applies
to your request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Therefore, we are
not providing the information in an alternative form in response to your request.
5) How many doses of vaccines (preferably broken down by supplier) have been
disposed of or wasted following no show or declined vaccination appointments?”
Public Health Scotland does not hold the information requested. This is a formal notice
that the exemption Section 17(1) - Information not held is applied to your request, under
the Freedom of Information Scotland Act (2002). Due to the nature of the information that
you are seeking, your request would be more appropriately addressed to NHS National
Services Scotland (NHS NSS) and you can contact them via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scottish Information Commissioner’s website:
For information I include a link to the Regulator’s website.
If you are unhappy with our response to your request you have the right to request a
review. Your request should be made within 40 working days of receipt of this
correspondence, and we will reply within 20 working days of receipt. The review will be
undertaken by a reviewer who was not involved in the original decision-making process.
The reviewer can be contacted as follows:
The FOI Reviewer
Public Health Scotland
1 South Gyle Crescent
If our decision is unchanged following a review and you remain dissatisfied, you have the
right to make a formal complaint to the Scottish Information Commissioner within six
months of receipt of our review response. You can do this by using the Scottish
Information Commissioner’s Office online appeals service at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal.
If you remain dissatisfied with the Commissioner’s
response you then have the option to appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law.
Director of Data Driven Innovation Public Health Scotland