The COVID-19 spring booster programme is being rolled out across Scotland.
Check below to find out what vaccine you are eligible for and how to receive your vaccination appointment.
Covid-19 Spring Booster
COVID-19 spring booster appointments are being offered to all those eligible between 11 April and 30 June 2023. We will contact you by letter, email or text, depending on your contact preferences you have previously selected. Please wait to be contacted.
The timing of your appointment is based on clinical advice and the optimum gap since your last COVID-19 vaccine to maximise your protection over spring and summer months. There is no need to reschedule to an earlier date.
If your appointment time, date or venue does not suit or you can no longer attend, please rearrange via the online booking portal at www.nhsinform.scot/springbooster or if you don’t have online access call the National Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013. Please note that there may not be availability earlier than your original appointment and you may need to reschedule to a later date instead.
Covid-19 Spring Booster eligible groups are below:
Care Home Residents
The vaccination teams will commence Spring booster vaccinations in care homes from Monday 27th March 2023.
Over 75 year olds
COVID-19 Spring Booster dose is being offered to adults aged 75 years and over (or who will turn 75 by 30 June 2023)
We have now offered an appointment to all eligible citizens.
12-74 years old weakened immune system
If you are 12 to 74 years and have a weakened immune system you will be contacted with a scheduled appointment date and time or you will receive a prompt with instructions on how to book an appointment online or via the helpline.
If you are unsure if you are eligible or have a weakened immune system, you can call the helpline 0800 030 8013 who can refer you to your local Health Board or you can phone your GP or secondary care health professional, who will determine if you should get a spring booster.
5 - 11 years old weakened immune system
If your child is aged 5 to 11 years and has a weakened immune system you will be contacted with a scheduled appointment date and time. Please note your child must have turned five by 1 April 2023 to be eligible for a spring booster.
To reschedule a spring vaccine appointment for a child under 12, please call the National Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 this can not be done via the booking portal.
Your Questions Answered
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the COVID-19 or Flu vaccine, please visit our FAQs page
Local Vaccination Clinics and Travel
Please click here for more information on our Vaccination Clinics and how to get there.
Please note, GP practices are no longer responsible for vaccinations. Do not call your GP as they will not be able to make an appointment for you.
Scottish Vaccination Helpline
The helpline is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm. It is closed on Sundays.
NHS Inform have set up a free helpline, 0800 030 8013, to help with:
- Book or amend an appointment
- Any general advice on coronavirus or the flu vaccine
If you need help with your COVID vaccination status, please call 0808 196 8565 between 10am and 6pm.