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.

Check if you're eligible

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

NHS Scotland will contact you with information about your appointment or with information on how to book. Please wait to be contacted.

If you're eligible, spring booster appointments are being offered between 11 April and 30 June. The timing of your appointment is based on clinical advice and the gap since your last dose. This is to maximise your protection over spring and summer.

If you need to rearrange your appointment, you may need to choose a later date. Please ensure your rearranged appointment is after 11 April.

More appointments will be added in the coming weeks. If you can't find a suitable appointment now, you can check the online portal or phone the helpline at a later date.

Online booking portal

You can log in to book using your unique username and password. This is the same as you had for your previous doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

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.

Get help with booking

You can rearrange your appointment if the time or day doesn't suit you. Spring booster appointments start from 11 April 2023. If you're rearranging your spring booster appointment, please ensure it's after this date.

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

NHS Orkney and NHS Shetland

NHS Orkney and NHS Shetland are following local arrangements for spring boosters. For more information visit your local health board website or social media.

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.