COVID-19 Vaccine Booster
The COVID-19 booster vaccination is being rolled out across Scotland.
When offered the COVID-19 booster please take it.
COVID-19 Booster appointments
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommends that the booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine is offered to:
- Residents in a care home for older adults
- Frontline health and social care workers
- All adults aged 50 years or over
- Adults aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health
conditions that put them at higher risk of severe coronavirus
- Staff working in care homes for older adults
- Unpaid and Young Carers
- Household contacts (aged 16 or over) of immunosuppressed individuals
You will be offered a booster dose of either Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. AstraZeneca may be given as your booster dose if you have medical reasons that mean you cannot have Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna.
Your local NHS health board will be in touch with you to arrange your vaccination appointment when you are eligible.
It's important not to contact the NHS or your GP practice for a vaccination before then.
The public have an important part to play:
- Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you;
- When we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments; and
- Please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.
Your Questions Answered
We all have questions about when and where we can receive our vaccination. How many there will be? How long between injections? Are there side effects?
To find out the answers to these questions and many more please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page
If you have received an appointment for vaccination and need to make any changes please call the number noted in the appointment letter.
National Coronavirus Helpline
NHS Inform have set up a free helpline, 0800 030 8013, to help with any general advice on coronavirus or the coronavirus vaccine.
The helpline is open from 8.00am to 8.00pm each day.
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