Rearrange or opt-out of your coronavirus vaccination appointment

NHS Scotland will contact you about your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination (jab, injection) appointment when it's your turn.

NHS Scotland will never ask you to pay for the coronavirus vaccine. Do not share your bank details with anyone offering you the vaccine for a fee.

Rearrange an appointment

Please make every effort to attend your appointment. This allows NHS Scotland to continue to vaccinate everyone as quickly as possible.

However, if you are still unable to attend, or cannot get to the venue you can rearrange your appointment.

You should also rearrange your appointment if you:

  • are feeling unwell with symptoms of coronavirus
  • have recently tested positive for coronavirus
  • have been told by NHS Test and Protect that you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus
  • live with someone who has recently tested positive for coronavirus
  • live with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus

If you have recently tested positive for coronavirus, even if you have no symptoms, you should wait until 4 weeks after the date you were tested to get the vaccine.

This table outlines specific details to rearrange your vaccination appointment in your NHS health board.

NHS health board How to rearrange

NHS Ayrshire & Arran
NHS Fife
NHS Forth Valley
NHS Grampian
NHS Lanarkshire
You should rearrange your appointment online or phone the COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013.

If you're trying to rebook your appointment online and there are no vaccination appointments available, please check again later. The COVID-19 vaccination helpline will be unable to offer alternative appointments as they use the same online booking system.

NHS Borders
If you live in the Scottish Borders and are aged 65 and over you should phone 01896 827171 to rearrange your appointment.

Anyone else who has received an invitation letter should rearrange their appointment online or phone the COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway
NHS Highland
NHS Tayside
Phone your GP practice to rearrange your appointment.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NHS Lothian
If you're aged 75 and over you should phone your GP practice to rearrange your appointment.

If you're aged 65-74 you should rearrange your appointment online or phone the COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013.

If you're trying to rebook your appointment online and there are no vaccination appointments available, please check again later. The COVID-19 vaccination helpline will be unable to offer alternative appointments as they use the same online booking system.

NHS Orkney
Phone 0300 303 5313 to rearrange your appointment.

NHS Shetland
Phone 01595 743 319 to rearrange your appointment.

NHS Western Isles
Phone 0808 1968383 (Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm) to rearrange your appointment.

Opting out of getting the vaccine

NHS Scotland strongly recommends you get the coronavirus vaccine when offered it.

However, if you decide to completely opt-out of getting the vaccine, contact your NHS health board using the appropriate contact details in the table above, and you will be removed from the vaccination programme.

After opting out, you will receive no further invitations to attend vaccination appointments.

If you change your mind after opting-out and want to get the vaccine, phone the appropriate number using the details in the table.

Missing appointments or lost letters

You should get in touch with NHS Scotland if you think you should have received an invitation to your coronavirus vaccination appointment by now, or if you have lost your invitation letter.

How to contact NHS Scotland about missing appointments or letters