Spring coronavirus (COVID-19) booster

Information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) booster to help protect you this spring

Don't let your protection fade. Find out what you're eligible for and how to arrange your vaccination appointment.

Vaccine drop-in clinics

Local NHS health boards are now offering drop-in clinics for coronavirus vaccinations. You can check your health board's website or social media for local information.

Book an appointment

If you'd prefer to book an appointment, you can log in to the online booking portal using your unique username and password. This is the same as you had for your previous doses of the coronavirus vaccine. Or phone the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013 to book an appointment.

Get help with booking

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

The coronavirus vaccine should be given at least 12 weeks after your last dose.

Choosing how you'd like to be contacted

You can now update your contact details and your preferred method of contact on the online portal. If you select to receive future correspondence about your coronavirus and flu vaccines by email or SMS then you will no longer receive future letters with this information.

Watch a video explaining how to update your contact details and communication preferences

NHS Shetland

NHS Shetland are following local arrangements for spring boosters. For more information visit their website or social media.

The offer of a first and second dose for people aged 5 to 49 years who are not at higher risk of severe coronavirus ends in Scotland on 30 June 2023. Please come forward as soon as possible if you haven’t already had these. You can book an appointment online or phone the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013.

Who is eligible for the spring booster?

NHS Scotland recommends you have the spring booster this year if you:

  • are aged 75 years or over (by 30 June 2023)
  • live in a care home for older adults
  • are aged 5 years or over (by 1 April 2023) and have a weakened immune system

If you're not sure, answer a few questions in our self-help guide to find out if you're eligible.

Self-help guide

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If you're unwell on the day of your appointment

If you’re unwell, wait until you’ve recovered to have your coronavirus vaccine. You should not attend an appointment if you have a fever or think you might be infectious to others.

Help with booking

What if I've never logged in before?

Even if you have never logged in before, you can find your username on your appointment letter or by using the 'Get your username' option.

You can then set up a password by selecting the new user option to register.

What if I'm booking for someone else?

If you are booking, rearranging or cancelling an appointment on behalf of someone else please do not do this via the online portal. You should phone the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013 so that the person you are booking for continues to get letters for future vaccination invitations, prompts or reminders.

What if I can't find a suitable appointment?

If you can't find a suitable appointment, please keep checking as new ones are added regularly.

Can I book by phone instead?

The easiest way to book an appointment is online. It takes just a few minutes. Please be aware the helpline only has access to the same appointments on the portal. However, you can phone the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013 to book your appointment.

How to rearrange your appointment

How to recover your username and password

If you've lost or forgotten your username, you can recover it by selecting the 'Get your username' option.

If you've lost or forgotten your password, you can recover it by selecting the 'Forgotten your password' option.

How to update your personal details and communication preferences

Other vaccines

If eligible, you may also be offered a pneumococcal vaccine at your appointment.

NHS Scotland offers a range of other vaccinations to people at different stages in their life. Find out about these vaccines, and the diseases they protect against, and when they’ll be offered.