Date 4 February 2022
Enquiries to Information Governance Team
Direct Line 01224 551319
Dear Mr Clark Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
I refer to your e-mail dated 8 January 2022, requesting:
“I hereby request the health board to release the number of medical exemptions granted
for the Covid vaccinations?”
I can now respond as follows:
I hereby request the health board to release the number of medical exemptions
granted for the Covid vaccinations?
The process for medical exemption from COVID vaccination involves a clinical
assessment undertaken at Board level. If there is clinical evidence to support exemption
this information is passed to the National Call Centre and the certificate is issued directly
to the citizen by SGHD.
At the time of writing NHS Grampian has not requested the issue of any certificates.
Under section 20 (1) of the Act, if you are dissatisfied with the way NHS Grampian has
dealt with your request, you have a right to request a review of our actions and decisions
in relation to your request, and you have a right to appeal to the Scottish Information
A request for review must be made within 40 working days and should, in the first
instance, be in writing to: Directorate of Corporate Communications, Foresterhill House,
Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZB or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Requests for appeal can be made by using the Scottish Information Commissioner’s online
service at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal
or should be made in writing to: Scottish
Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16
9DS Telephone: 01334 464610, Fax: 01334 464611.
If you remain dissatisfied following an appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner
your recourse is to the Court of Session on a point of law.
Information Governance Manager & Deputy DPO