Local health boards are putting arrangements in place to make booster vaccines available at least 3 months (12 weeks) after your second dose. Please check your local health board’s website or social media for the latest information. Until these arrangements are in place, the interval remains as 24 weeks.
Some eligible groups can book their flu and coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccination appointments online.
If you're eligible, your flu and coronavirus booster vaccines may be given at the same time, one in each arm. It’s safe to get the coronavirus and flu vaccines at the same time, and it’s as effective as getting them at different times.
You only need one dose of the flu vaccine each year. If you have already received a flu vaccine since September 2021, you do not need another dose.
When you attend your appointment, the person giving the vaccines will check if you are eligible for the flu vaccine, the coronavirus booster vaccine, or both vaccines.
You can get the booster dose any time at least 6 months (24 weeks) after your second dose.
A booster dose is different from a third primary dose for people with a severely weakened immune system.
If you live in NHS Highland, NHS Western Isles, NHS Shetland or NHS Orkney local health board areas, you will not need to book an appointment online as local arrangements are in place. Check your local health board's website or social media for more information.
How to book
You can log in to book using the same username and password details you set up for your first two doses of coronavirus vaccine.
If you have never logged in before, you can recover your username by using the 'recover username' option.
If you have lost or forgotten your username or password, you can recover your username or create a new password by selecting the 'recover username' or 'forgotten your password' options.
Am I eligible to book online?
Flu vaccine and coronavirus booster dose
The following groups can book their flu and coronavirus booster vaccination appointment online:
NHS Scotland recommend that you book an appointment for 24 weeks after your second coronavirus dose so that you can have your flu and booster dose in one appointment.
If you're eligible for both the flu and coronavirus booster vaccines, but have only received one of them so far, please book an appointment to receive the other vaccine. You can have your next vaccine any time after the first, as long as your coronavirus booster dose is six months (24 weeks) after the date of your second coronavirus dose.
Booster dose only
The following groups can book their coronavirus booster vaccination appointment online:
- adults aged 40 to 49 years
- frontline funeral operatives
Flu vaccine only
The following groups can book their flu vaccination appointment online:
Help to book
You can book your appointment online or through the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013. The helpline is open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.
If you can’t find a date, venue and time that suits, come back later as new appointments are being added daily. The national vaccination helpline will be unable to offer alternative appointments as they use the same online booking system.
If you haven't been invited yet
If you're aged 60 years or over or if you're aged 16 years or over and have an underlying health condition, you will be invited to your vaccination appointment by letter or phone call.
If you have not been invited yet, you can log in online or phone the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013 to check if an appointment has been booked for you.
Rearrange your appointment
You should rearrange your appointment if you cannot attend.
If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment you will not be able to book a new appointment online.
You will need to phone the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013 to book a new appointment.
You should log in as usual and click 'view appointment'. You will then be given the option to 'reschedule'.
You should still attend your vaccine appointment if you have a minor illness without a fever. If you feel very unwell, your appointment should be postponed until you have fully recovered.
If you've recently tested positive or been exposed to coronavirus
If you're showing symptoms of coronavirus, awaiting a PCR test result, or have been told to self-isolate, you should rearrange your appointment online.
If you’ve recently tested positive for coronavirus, you should rearrange your appointment for at least 4 weeks after the date you tested positive.