Vaccine open access services

Open access services are offered by your local health board if you would like to get your first or second dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

You can attend these services if you would like to get your first or second dose of the coronavirus vaccine. For example you:

  • only recently become a resident in Scotland
  • have become newly eligible by turning 12 years of age
  • didn't attend when invited earlier this year but would now like to get vaccinated
  • had your first dose and did not attend for your second dose (for example you may have moved address, moved countries or recently had coronavirus)

Open access services are not for flu, third primary dose (for people with a severely weakened immune system) or coronavirus booster vaccinations. If you are eligible for these, you will receive a vaccination invitation letter or be asked to self-register by your local health board.

If you want to be vaccinated as soon as possible

If you want to get your first or second dose of the coronavirus vaccine you can use your local NHS board's open access services.

The services available to you will depend on your local Health Board. They may include drop-in clinics on particular days, a mobile vaccine clinic, or you can phone a local number to get an appointment.

NHS health boards aim to provide you with an option to attend as soon as possible. This may be on the same day or within three days.

You can find more information about open access services on your local NHS health board website:

The information held on these sites is the responsibility of your NHS health board. Any questions or feedback you may have should be directed to that local NHS board.

If you want to plan ahead

You can arrange an appointment a few weeks in advance by contacting the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013. If you are a new resident in Scotland, you can register online.