Who will be offered the coronavirus vaccine

Everyone aged 12 and over is now eligible for vaccination.

The coronavirus vaccine is free to everyone in Scotland. Do not share your bank details with anyone offering you the vaccine for a fee.

Who is being offered the coronavirus vaccine?

People aged 18 and over

Everyone aged 18 and over has now been invited for coronavirus vaccination.

Children and young people aged 12 to 17

NHS Scotland is offering the coronavirus vaccine to all children and young people aged 12 to 17 years.

More information about children and young people

People with a severely weakened immune system

The third primary dose of the coronavirus vaccine is being offered to people aged 12 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their two doses.

The third primary dose for people with a severely weakened immune system is not a booster dose.

More information about the third primary dose

A vaccine booster dose is currently being offered to people most at risk from coronavirus, who have already had two doses of the vaccine.

More information about the coronavirus vaccine booster dose

Self-registration portal

You can register for a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination through the online self-registration portal.

This is an easy and quick way to register for your coronavirus vaccine and receive your vaccination appointment details.

More information about self-registration

What to expect at your appointment

During vaccination, strict infection prevention and control measures will be in place. Staff will wear face masks and ensure their hands are sanitised between patient appointments.

The vaccine will be given as an injection in the upper arm. It'll only take a few minutes to get the coronavirus vaccine.

This video outlines what to expect at a local vaccination clinic.

Who should not get the vaccination

You should not get the coronavirus vaccine if you've had a severe anaphylactic reaction to any of the ingredients in the vaccine or a previous dose of the vaccine.

Before you're vaccinated, tell the person giving you the vaccine if you've ever had a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).

This will affect very few people, but you will be able to ask any questions at your appointment.

Further information about the vaccines and their ingredients

Pregnancy, breastfeeding and the vaccine

If you're pregnant or breastfeeding, read more about the coronavirus vaccine and pregnancy.