Registering for a coronavirus vaccine

You can register for a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination when you are invited to by NHS Scotland through their online self-referral service.

Unpaid carers are currently being invited to register for their coronavirus vaccine.

Who can currently use the registration service?

Anyone who is an unpaid carer and aged 16 to 64 can use the registration service.

What is an unpaid carer?

Unpaid carers are those who provide face-to-face care without payment for someone else due to a disability, ill-health, frailty or addiction issues.

You are eligible to register for vaccination at this stage if all of the following apply:

  • you are aged 16 to 64 years old
  • you provide face-to-face care and support to one or more family members, friends or neighbours
  • the care you provide is not part of a contract or voluntary work
  • if caring for someone under 18, they are affected by a disability, physical or mental ill-health, developmental condition or substance misuse
  • you have not already received your first coronavirus vaccination

You will need to have access to an email address or mobile phone to register.

To register online you also need to be registered with a GP or other NHS Scotland Service. If you are not currently registered at either, please phone the helpline on 0800 030 8013, who will be able to assist you.

If you are not eligible yet

Wait to be contacted if you are not eligible yet. NHS Scotland will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine.

Register for a vaccine

The online registration service will ask you details such as your:

  • date of birth
  • name as it is registered at your GP - for example, Deborah instead of Debbie
  • age
  • postcode
  • sex at birth
  • contact details

Sharing these details allows NHS Scotland to correctly identify you and arrange your vaccination appointment in an appropriate location.

After registering

Once you have submitted your details, you will receive a confirmation by either text or email that you are in the appointment queue.

We aim to provide your appointment details within 72 hours, but it may take longer as we are receiving a large number of enquiries. Please be patient and only register once.

If you try to register and receive a text message or email saying you already have an appointment, your appointment letter should be on its way to you. You can check your appointment details online using the link and username in the text message or email.

If there were no details in your text or email, phone 0800 030 8013 to find out more about your appointment.