Winter vaccines

Information about vaccines to help protect you this winter.

Go to NHS Inform to check your winter vaccine eligibility

When will I be invited?

Flu and coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are now being offered to those eligible. It’s strongly recommended you get vaccinated if you’re eligible this winter. Most adults who are eligible for one or both vaccines will have already been contacted by NHS Scotland. Depending on your communication preferences, this will have been by letter, email or text.

Please attend the appointment you’ve been given, or make or rearrange your appointment as soon as possible.

Children and young people under 16 with certain conditions are eligible for a coronavirus vaccine this winter. Invitations or prompts to book an appointment have been sent to people aged 12 to 15. Parents and carers of people under 12 should wait to be contacted by NHS Scotland.

If you’re a health or social care worker, book your winter vaccines now.

Online booking portal

You can log in to book using your unique username and password. This is the same as you had for your previous doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

Go to online booking portal

You can rearrange your appointment if the time or day doesn’t suit you.

Appointment availability

There will be enough winter vaccine appointments for everyone who is eligible. If you’re having difficulty getting an appointment on the booking portal, please wait a few days and try again. There are evening and weekend vaccination clinics available too. If it’s more convenient, you can book or rearrange your appointment to a vaccination clinic closer to where you work or somewhere you visit regularly.

Appointments will be regularly added by all health boards right through to December, ensuring all those eligible are protected from flu and coronavirus viruses before they are most likely to be circulating. The national vaccination helpline will be unable to offer alternative appointments as they use the same online booking system.