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
Website and social media content:
If helpful, we have complied a short script that can be used on websites and social media channels to advise the public of the current status of the programme:
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.
Who will do my vaccinations from now? It will be The Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership.
Where will my vaccinations be? These will be done at site designed to vaccinate large numbers of people. You will NOT get your flu, Shingles, Pneumococccal or COVID vaccine at the GP surgery
When will it be? - The larger sites will be arranging appointments
For Travel health and travel vaccines from 1st April 2022 . Patients and the public in the first instance should be referred to https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home
Those at risk can self refer to the NHS Lothian travel clinic at the Western General Hospital or one of the many private, charity, or NHS travel clinics in Lothian which can be found here https://www.nhsinform.scot/scotlands-service-directory/health-and-wellbeing-services?sortdir=Asc&svctype=51 Visit www.nhsinform.scot to find out more.
Community Pharmacies Offering Flu Vaccinations
The priority groups which can access flu vaccination from community pharmacy are:
Adults over 65 years
18- 64 years in at risk categories defined in the CMO letter
Living with someone who has been shielding
Community pharmacies will also continue to offer private flu vaccinations to those who do not meet the NHS criteria or do not wish to wait if they are likely to be in the later cohorts.
LEITH Pharmacy 7 Great Junction Street EH6 5HX
BOOTS UK LTD
7 Great Junction St
14 CAMERON TOLL CENTRE 6 LADY ROAD EDINBURGH
|BOOTS UK LTD||101-103 PRINCES STREET EDINBURGH|
|BOOTS UK LTD||46-48 SHANDWICK PLACE EDINBURGH|
|BOOTS UK LTD||UNIT 16,MULTREES WALK,EDINBURGH|
|BRISTO SQUARE PHARMACY||UNIVERSITY OF ED'BURGH 6 BRISTO SQUARE EDINBURGH|
|BOOTS UK LTD||28-30 NEWINGTON ROAD EDINBURGH|
|BOOTS UK LTD||6 ST PATRICK STREET EDINBURGH|
|LINDSAY & GILMOUR CHEMIST||18-20 COMISTON ROAD EDINBURGH|
|LLOYDS PHARMACY||129 BRUNTSFIELD PLACE EDINBURGH|
|PATON & FINLAY||177 BRUNTSFIELD PLACE EDINBURGH|
|OMNICARE PHARMACY||2 HOME STREET EDINBURGH|
|LINDSAY & GILMOUR CHEMIST||37 MOREDUN PARK ROAD EDINBURGH|
|RIGHT MEDICINE PHARMACY||45 FORREST ROAD EDINBURGH|
|WELL PHARMACY||55A MAYFIELD ROAD EDINBURGH|
|LORIMER PHARMACY||153 MORNINGSIDE ROAD EDINBURGH|
|RIGHT MEDICINE PHARMACY||142 MARCHMONT ROAD EDINBURGH|
|NEWINGTON PHARMACY||46-48 CLERK STREET EDINBURGH|
|OMNICARE PHARMACY||2 FOUNTAINHALL ROAD EDINBURGH|
|RIGHT MEDICINE PHARMACY||67 HIGH STREET EDINBURGH|
|OMNICARE PHARMACY||102 WALTER SCOTT AVENUE EDINBURGH|
|HONEY PHARMACY||105 BROUGHTON STREET EDINBURGH|
They will also be able to offer to the over 55 years cohort when this is phased in depending on vaccine availability.