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Roll up your sleeves for the coronavirus vaccine booster

It’s time to roll up your sleeve for the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine booster

People across Scotland have been getting the coronavirus booster vaccination. If you haven’t had yours yet, it’s not too late to roll up your sleeve.

Why should I get the vaccine booster?

Like some other vaccines, levels of protection may begin to reduce over time. The coronavirus vaccine booster dose will help extend the protection you gained from your first 2 doses and give you longer-term protection.

Am I eligible for the vaccine booster?

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommends that the booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine is offered to:

everyone aged 16 years or overolder adults living in care homesfrontline health and social care workerspeople aged 12 years and over with a severely weakened immune system who have had a third primary dose children and young people aged 12 to 15 years who are at increased risk from coronavirus due to underlying health conditionschildren and young people aged 12 to 15 years who live with someone with a weakened immune system

Find out when eligible children and young people aged 12 to 17 years will be invited for their booster dose.

When can I get the vaccine booster?

The booster dose can be offered any time at least 3 months (12 weeks) after your second dose.

If you have not had either your first or second dose of the coronavirus vaccine, you should register to have them first.

How to book

You can log in to book using the same username and password details you set up for your first two doses of coronavirus vaccine.

If you live in NHS Western Isles or NHS Orkney local health board areas, you will not need to book an appointment online as local arrangements are in place.

If you’re aged 60 years or over or if you’re aged 16 years or over and have an underlying health condition, you will be invited to your vaccination appointment by letter or phone call. If you have not been invited yet, you can log in online or phone the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013 to check if an appointment has been booked for you.

NHS Scotland will contact children and young people aged 12 to 15 years who are eligible for a booster dose and their parents or carers. Please wait to be contacted.

Read further information about the booster vaccination