The following page provides more information about the vaccination programme in Scotland.
Please read this information carefully, as it will give you guidance about the vaccine, how it is administered and when you are likely to be contacted. If you have any concerns or you require further information, speak to your line manager or HR.
We will continue to update this page on a regular basis, as and when the vaccine is distributed to new groups, so please use the resources provided.
Who will be given priority for the Covid-19 vaccine?
The Covid-19 vaccination programme began in January 2021 and the following groups are currently being contacted about their vaccines:
- residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- people aged 80 and over
- frontline health, social care and enhanced housing workers
Once these groups have received both parts of their vaccination, the next group will be contacted about the vaccination programme.
Scottish Government and NHS continue to monitor the supply of the vaccines and it is hoped that the over-50s and those with serious underlying health problems will be vaccinated by the end of May 2021.
- Covid-19 Vaccination Programme – Vaccination FAQs & Factsheet
You can find out more information about the vaccination programme and how it will affect you in our Useful Resources below. If you have further questions about the vaccine, speak to your line manager or a member of the HR team.
Statement to the Scottish Parliament from First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon – 23 February 2021
On Tuesday 23 February 2021, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon provided an update about the progress of the vaccination programme in Scotland. To see the full vaccination figures, click here.
The vaccination programme will now be offered to unpaid carers and those with an underlying health condition. The Scottish Government aims to offer the vaccine to everyone on the JCVI priority list by mid-April.
It is also hoped that every adult in Scotland will have been offered their first dose of the vaccine by the end of July, but this is dependent on the stocks of the vaccine.
If you need to re-book or re-schedule your vaccination appointment, call 0800 030 8013 or visit the NHS Inform website.
There have been some incidents where members of the public have been contacted on email, or on their doorstep by people offering the vaccine for a fee.
The Scottish Government has reiterated that only NHS Scotland can administer the vaccine in an approved vaccination centre and that it is free to the general public.
If you experience any telephone calls, text messages, emails or doorstep cold callers demanding payment for the vaccine, do not give them any financial details or payment and report the incident to your line manager and HR.
- Scottish Government
- NHS Inform
- Public Health Scotland
- Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisation (JCVI)