Appointments

If people have not yet received their first or second dose, they can register for an appointment. Find out more about registering for an appointment (external website).

Everyone aged 16 and over can book an appointment for a booster dose online, if they have not already had one. Learn more about booking a vaccine appointment on NHS inform (external website).

The national vaccination helpline is available on 0800 030 8013 for people without digital access. 

The easiest way to book an appointment is online. It takes just a few minutes. Please be aware that the helpline only has access to the same appointments on the portal. 

The following health boards will not be using the online portal or the national vaccination helpline: 

If a person lives in one of these NHS health board areas, they can check local details on their health board’s website or social media feeds. 

Rearranging an appointment

Individuals can rearrange COVID-19 vaccination appointments on the NHS inform website (external website)

Carers, children, translators and service dogs

If required, people may bring to their appointments:

  • a carer
  • a sighted guide 
  • a translator
  • a guide dog or hearing dog  

Parents and carers can bring their children if childcare is not available.

Information on how to request support with interpretation at vaccine appointments is available on NHS inform (external website).

COVID-19 vaccine for those who have relocated to Scotland

If someone has had previous doses of the COVID-19 vaccine outside Scotland, they can get another dose in Scotland by phoning the national vaccination helpline for an appointment on 0800 030 8013.

It’s helpful if they know the type of vaccine they received and the date it was given to them. They can bring proof of vaccination with them, if possible. 

The vaccinator will make sure they receive an appropriate vaccine based on the latest clinical advice.

If someone has had a vaccine abroad, they can request that these details are added to their Scottish vaccination record.

Find out more about requesting a COVID-19 vaccination record on NHS inform (external website).

Last updated: 06 October 2022