The following page provides more information about the vaccination programme in Scotland. Please read this information, as it will give you guidance about the vaccine, how it is administered and when you are likely to be contacted about your vaccination. If you have any concerns or you require further information, speak to your line manager or HR.
Who will be given priority for the Covid-19 vaccine?
The Covid-19 vaccination programme began in January 2021 and the following groups have been offered their first dose of the vaccine:
- residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- people aged 80 and over
- frontline health, social care and enhanced housing workers
- those aged 75 or over
- those aged 70 or over
- those aged 65 or over
- individuals with underlying health conditions
- those aged 60 or over
Scottish Government and NHS continue to provide daily data on the number of first and second doses of the vaccine being administered and you can find these figures here.
- 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. To see the full vaccination figures, click here.
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)