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The National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Section 17C Agreements) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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Childhood vaccinations and immunisations

5.—(1) A provider whose agreement includes the provision of childhood vaccinations and immunisations shall comply with the requirements in sub-paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) The provider shall–

(a)offer to provide to children all vaccinations and immunisations (excluding childhood vaccinations and immunisations) of a type and in the circumstances for which a fee was provided for under the 2003-04 Statement of Fees and Allowances made under regulation 35 (payments) of the National Health Service (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Regulations 1995;

(b)provide appropriate information and advice to patients and, where appropriate, their parents about such vaccinations and immunisations;

(c)record in the patient’s record kept in accordance with paragraph 33 of Schedule 1 any refusal of the offer referred to in paragraph (a);

(d)where the offer is accepted, administer the vaccinations and immunisations and include in the patient’s record kept in accordance with paragraph 33 of Schedule 1–

(i)the name of the person who gave consent to the vaccination or immunisation and the person’s relationship to the patient;

(ii)the batch numbers, expiry date and title of the vaccine;

(iii)the date of administration;

(iv)in a case where two vaccines are administered in close succession, the route of administration and the injection site of each vaccine;

(v)any contraindications to the vaccination or immunisation; and

(vi)any adverse reactions to the vaccination or immunisation.

(3) The provider shall ensure that all staff involved in administering vaccines are trained in the recognition and initial treatment of anaphylaxis.

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