Scotland’s spring COVID-19 vaccination programme is now underway and Public Health Scotland is encouraging all those eligible to come forward when invited.

Getting vaccinated is the safest and most effective way to protect against COVID-19. Even if you received a COVID-19 vaccination in the winter, it’s important to get another dose this spring to help maintain your protection; especially for those most at risk of severe illness as outlined below.

The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised those eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination this spring are:

  • All those aged 75 years and over on 30 June 2024 (i.e. born before 30 June 1949)
  • Residents in care homes for older adults  
  • Individuals aged 6 months and over who have a weakened immune system (by or on 31 March 2024)

Those eligible will be contacted by NHS Scotland via letter, email or text message, depending on their selected communication preference throughout the programme, which runs from 1 April to 30 June 2024.

Appointments can be rescheduled using the online portal or via the National Vaccination Helpline (0800 030 8013).

More information on the spring programme is available on NHS Inform.

View the JCVI advice on COVID-19 spring 2024 vaccination programmes 

Last updated: 09 April 2024