Don't let your protection fade. Find out what you're eligible for and how to arrange your vaccination appointment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who is 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 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.
COVID 19 vaccine
Information about the coronavirus vaccine, including how many doses you'll be offered and possible side effects
Spring booster leaflets
Leaflets about the spring coronavirus (COVID-19) booster
Rearrange or opt-out of your vaccination appointment
How to change your appointment if the date, time or location is unsuitable or you want to opt-out of the current vaccination programme
Local health board vaccination information
Check your local health board's website for drop-in clinics in your area
Request support with interpretation, or get help with travelling to your appointment
How to access interpreter services or get help with transport for your vaccine appointment
Data, privacy and ethics
Information about NHS Scotland coronavirus vaccination including privacy and transparency
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 languages and accessible formats
Information about the spring booster in audio format
British Sign Language (BSL)
Information about the spring booster in BSL
Information about the spring booster in Easy Read format
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.