Eligible Groups

The Flu & COVID-19 vaccinations are being rolled out across Scotland. For those individuals who qualify for a flu & COVID vaccine, both vaccinations will be given at the same appointment. 

Check below to find out what vaccine you are eligible for and how to arrange your vaccination appointment.  

What if I’m not in one of the eligible groups?

If you are not in one of the eligible groups for the autumn/winter vaccination programme, you can get the flu vaccine in many high street pharmacies for a small fee.

All those 65 years of age and over

All appointment letters have now been issued inviting citizens over 65 years old to receive a flu/covid-19 vaccine. If your appointment date or time was unsuitable, you can go online to reschedule your appointment or contact National Call Centre on 0800 030 8013. Details are also available on your appointment letter.

You can also visit a participating community pharmacy. Please note that booking is required. Please click here for locations and contact details.

 

Please remember 12 weeks must have passed from the date of your last Covid-19 vaccination.

All those 50 to 64 years of age

You will receive a prompt letter inviting you to book your appointment. Booking details will be provided in your letter.

You can;

  • Go online to book your appointment – If you cannot find a suitable time, please do not call the helpline as they cannot access other appointments. Please check back later as new times are added daily.
  • Visit a participating community pharmacy. Please note that booking is required. Please click here for locations and contact details.
  • Call the National Call Centre on 0800 030 8013.

 

Adults aged 16 to 64 years in an at risk group

All appointment letters have now been issued inviting citizens aged 16 to 64 years in an at risk group to receive a flu/COVID-19 vaccine. If your appointment date or time was unsuitable, you can go online to reschedule your appointment or contact National Call Centre on 0800 030 8013. Details are also available on your appointment letter.

Please remember 12 weeks must have passed from the date of your last COVID-19 vaccination.

Health and Social Care Workers

All staff can book an appointment on the national online portal or call the National Call Centre on 0800 030 8013.

Vaccinations are also available:

Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre (George Street)-  From Monday 7th November, Aberdeen City Vaccinations Centre (former John Lewis) will be open to drop-ins for health & social care staff. This centre is open Monday- Saturday 9.15am – 4.30pm  At peak times you may be asked to wait or come back at another date/time.

AberdeenshireAll vaccination clinics in Aberdeenshire are open for health & social care staff to drop in for vaccinations, at busy times queues may be closed and you may be asked to come back at another day/time.

Moray – The Fiona Elcock Vaccination Centre is open for health & social care staff to drop in for vaccinations. The centre is open Monday – Friday,10.30am – 5.30pm. As with all other drop-in opportunities, at peak times queues may be closed and you may be asked to come back at another date/time.

Flu vaccination information for Healthcare workers

Flu vaccination information for Social Care workers

If you are also entitled to a COVID-19 Vaccination, this will be given at the same time.

Non Frontline Staff

Non – frontline staff can also attend their local community pharmacies to receive their Flu vaccination. Please note that booking is required. Please click here for locations and contact details. You should bring your work ID with you to your vaccination.

 

Independent NHS contractors, (GP, dental and optometry practices, community pharmacists)

Who can get the Flu Vaccination?

  • All NHS Grampian staff
  • Other staff who are eligible include: GPs, dentists, pharmacists, healthcare students, Practitioner Services, Scottish Ambulance Service and Blood Transfusion Service

Where can you get the Flu Vaccination?

Flu vaccinations will be available through:

If you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, this will be given at the same time.

Household contact of immunosuppressed

If you’re immunosuppressed, anyone aged 5  or over who shares living accommodation with you on most days during winter is also eligible to get the flu and COVID-19 vaccines. You can go online to book your appointment or contact National Call Centre on 0800 030 8013. 

Appointments for those under 12 will need to be made by calling the National Call Centre. 

Unpaid and Young Carers

If you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person, who may be put at risk if you became ill, you will be eligible for a free flu & COVID-19 vaccination.

How to book an appointment

You can book online or call the National Call Centre on 0800 030 8013.

 

5 - 18 years old children in a school setting

Primary and Secondary age school children – Flu programme

All children receive their flu vaccination at school. Look out for a letter, leaflets and consent form coming home from school.

Children who are home educated will also be offered the vaccine, provided they’re in an eligible age group.

Primary and Secondary School pupilsMissed Appointments

If your child has missed their appointment, they can visit a participating community pharmacy to receive their Flu vaccination. Please note that booking is required. Please click here for locations and contact details.

 

 

2 - 5 year old pre-school children

Parents and guardians will receive a letter with an appointment to attend one of our vaccination centres across Grampian to receive their flu vaccination.

If your appointment is not suitable call the NHS Grampian flu helplines on:

Aberdeenshire 0330 128 9919

Aberdeen City 0800 030 4713

Moray 0345 337 9899

You can also visit a participating community pharmacy to receive the Flu vaccination. Please note that booking is required. Please click here for locations and contact details.

Those aged 6 months to 2 years who have certain underlying health conditions

You will receive a phone call or a letter with an appointment. If your date or time is unsuitable, the contact details to reschedule are available on your appointment letter.

For more information visit the NHS Inform child flu page.

Teachers, nursery teachers and support staff in close contact with pupils

You will receive your flu vaccination at school as part of the school flu programme.

Missed Vaccination

If you miss your flu vaccination at school, you can go online or contact the National Call Centre on 0800 030 8013 to book an appointment. You can visit a participating community pharmacy to receive your Flu vaccination. Please note that booking is required. Please click here for locations and contact details.

Those who are pregnant

The Royal College of Midwives along with Scotland’s Chief Medical and Chief Nursing Officers recommend that all pregnant women should have the free flu and COVID-19 vaccines, even if you’ve had it before or this isn’t your first baby.

How to book an appointment

You can go online to book your appointment or contact:

Aberdeenshire 0330 128 9919

Aberdeen City 0800 030 4713

Moray 0345 337 9899

 

Care Home Residents and Staff

The care home autumn/winter vaccination programme has now been delivered across Grampian. For any care home staff who have missed vaccination on site, you can go online to book your appointment or contact National Call Centre on 0800 030 8013.

 

Prison staff and support staff in close contact with the prison population (delivering direct detention services)

You will be offered your vaccine on site.

If you are also entitled to a COVID-19 Vaccination, this will be given at the same time.

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.

Contact

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.