Under consideration PE1950: Ensure immunosuppressed people in Scotland can access the Evusheld antibody treatment

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to enable access, via the NHS, to Evusheld prophylactic treatment for people who have zero or weak response to the COVID-19 vaccines.

Previous action taken

Written to MSP and MP

Background information

Immunosuppressed people are at high risk of serious illness or death.

In a similar petition to the UK Parliament, the petitioner notes:

  • Lockdown and shielding has not ended for many people with blood cancer, organ transplants, and other forms of immune compromise
  • Treatments like Evusheld may offer protection for immunosuppressed people, similar to the way COVID-19 vaccines protect much of the wider population.

The clinical trials for Evusheld, showed positive results and was found to reduce the risk of developing symptomatic COVID-19 by 77%. As a result Evusheld has been authorised by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

This treatment has also been recommended for authorisation by the European Medicines Agency, with further information on the clinical trial and decision to approve Evusheld in the UK available in the BMJ.

  • Created by Alex Marshall
  • Considered from 9 August 2022

This petition is now under consideration by the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

214 signatures