COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available, and we are working closely with the Scottish Government and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to plan for delivery of the vaccine in line with national guidance.

To keep up-to-date with developments, visit NHS Inform

Who will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine first?

NHS Scotland are prioritising the people who are at greater risk. The first people to be offered the free vaccine are:

  • residents and staff in care homes
  • people aged 80 and over (or will be by 31 March, 2021)
  • frontline health and social care staff.

Vaccination for other groups will begin as soon as the supply of vaccine becomes available.

NHS Scotland strongly recommends you get the vaccine as soon as it is offered to you.

Why it's important to get your COVID-19 vaccine

Getting your COVID-19 vaccination should protect you and may help to protect your family and those around you.

The vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19

Protect yourself:

  • Reduce your risk of getting COVID-19. Catching COVID-19 can be serious and may lead to long-term complications. Being healthy does not reduce your risk of catching COVID-19 and passing it on.

Protect others:

  • You can spread COVID-19 to family and those around you, even if you have very mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.

Protect our NHS:

  • With high rates of COVID-19, it's more important than ever to stop the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine should help reduce the rates of serious illness and save lives.

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