Flu and COVID-19 Vaccination 2022 Information
Winter Vaccinations 2022
The Scottish Government has announced that people aged 65 and over will be first in line for their winter vaccinations.
Texts, emails or letters with appointment times are being issued to those aged 65 and over in Lothian and will arrive no later than 13 September.
Appointments for all other priority groups will be made available as the programme progresses – people in those groups should wait until they are contacted or called forward.
If you’re not sure if your eligible for the flu vaccination and/or the COVID-19 winter booster, you can check this via NHS Inform. You can also contact the National Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 for assistance.
More information on the winter vaccination programme can be found at NHS Inform and on NHS Lothian’s website.
When will I get my vaccinations?
People aged 65 and over are due to receive a letter, email or text (depending on how they’ve asked to be contacted) inviting them for their winter vaccinations.
The winter vaccinations for over 65s will begin on 19 September and you should receive your invite no later than 13 September.
Appointments for all other groups will be made available as the programme progresses – people in those groups should wait until they are contacted or called forward.
Where will I get my vaccination?
Vaccinations are being delivered at vaccination clinics across Lothian.
If you receive an invite to an appointment at a time or location which is inconvenient for you, you can rearrange this via the online booking portal or by calling the National Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013.
Who should I call if I don’t get a letter or can’t attend my scheduled appointment?
If you need any assistance, you can call the National Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013. More information is also available online (for those with internet access) at www.nhsinform.scot/winter-vaccines
Where can I find the latest information?
Here at NHS Inform: https://www.nhsinform.scot/winter-vaccines
NHS Lothian also has information for the public on their website: https://www.nhslothian.scot/HealthInformation/Immunisation/WinterVaccination/Pages/default.aspx
For advice for patients in other languages or formats, please visit NHS Inform: https://www.nhsinform.scot/contact-us