The COVID-19 vaccine is now available and NHS Scotland are prioritising the people who are at greater risk. The first people to be offered the free vaccine are:

  • Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  • People aged 80 and over
  • Front line health and social care workers.

Vaccination for other groups will begin as soon as the supply of vaccine becomes available. The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). For more information and to see the JCVI priority list, click here.

Currently your GP practice will be vaccinating person’s over the age of 80. The practice will be in touch to offer an appointment at a pre-arranged community clinic. All others may be part of a major public health campaign organised by the local Health Board.

For general enquiries related to COVID-19 vaccinations, please visit NHS Inform or call the Scottish COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 (available 8am – 8pm 7 days a week). Please note the helpline has been designed to answer general queries the public may have in relation to the COVID vaccine.

You may also find the Public Health Scotland Covid-19 Vaccination Information Leaflet helpful.

NHS Scotland strongly recommends you get the vaccine as soon as it is offered to you.

January 19th, 2021