Winter vaccines

Information about vaccines to help protect you this winter


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When will I be invited?

Flu and coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are now being offered to those eligible. It's strongly recommended you get vaccinated if you’re eligible this winter. Most adults who are eligible for one or both vaccines will have already been contacted by NHS Scotland. Depending on your communication preferences, this will have been by letter, email or text.

Please attend the appointment you’ve been given, or make or rearrange your appointment as soon as possible.

Children and young people under 16 with certain conditions are eligible for a coronavirus vaccine this winter. Invitations or prompts to book an appointment have been sent to people aged 12 to 15. Parents and carers of people under 12 should wait to be contacted by NHS Scotland.

If you’re a health or social care worker, book your winter vaccines now.

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.

Appointment availability

There will be enough winter vaccine appointments for everyone who is eligible. If you’re having difficulty getting an appointment on the booking portal, please wait a few days and try again. There are evening and weekend vaccination clinics available too. If it’s more convenient, you can book or rearrange your appointment to a vaccination clinic closer to where you work or somewhere you visit regularly.

Appointments will be regularly added by all health boards right through to December, ensuring all those eligible are protected from flu and coronavirus viruses before they are most likely to be circulating. The national vaccination helpline will be unable to offer alternative appointments as they use the same online booking system.

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.

How do I rearrange my appointment?

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 do I recover my 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 do I update my personal details and communication preferences?

Other vaccines

Throughout the year, 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.