The flu immunisation programme begins in September.

This guidance will help you prepare for the programme for adults this year. It will also signpost you to relevant resources.

Find out about the different eligible groups and how they are being invited for the flu vaccine.

Flu and COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Some people who are eligible for the flu vaccine are also eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Find out more about who is eligible and how they can get their vaccines (external website).


In Scotland, there is no requirement for written consent to adult immunisation.

But it’s good clinical practice for vaccinators to record that a discussion has taken place.

Further information about consent, for healthcare workers delivering the flu vaccine, is available from TURAS (external website).

Leaflets to support informed consent are available on NHS inform. Leaflets are also available in other languages and formats .

Find out more about leaflets to support informed consent on NHS inform (external website).



Last updated: 04 August 2023