Aberdeenshire Councillor Rosemary Bruce has raised concerns about the distribution of Scottish Government resources after new figures show that the rate of vaccination in NHS Grampian has fallen behind the national average.
Data published by Public Health Scotland on the 10th February shows that the number of people who have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination in NHS Grampian is well below the Scottish average, at only 16.45%, compared to the national average of 19.09% (as a percentage of the population). The figures contrast with last week's count, where Grampian was only 0.67% outside the national average.
Mrs Bruce, who is also the Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for the North East said:
"These latest figures will surprise people across Grampian and the North East. Two weeks ago, NHS Grampian was among the fastest in Scotland and ranked first for the percentage of over 80s vaccinated.
"This is a worrying trend, it raises serious questions about whether NHS Grampian are getting their full distribution of resources and if there are any local issues that need support.
Notes to editors:
- The Public Health Scotland publication for 03/02/21 can be found here: COVID-19 statistical report 3 February 2021 - Data & intelligence from PHS (isdscotland.org)
- The Public Health Scotland publication for 10/02/21 can be found here: COVID-19 statistical report 10 February 2021 - Data & intelligence from PHS (isdscotland.org)