Winter Vaccination Programme

Winter Vaccination Programme 2021/22

The Scottish Government has announced that people aged 65 and older will be first in line to receive 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.

 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

If you are housebound, your jabs will be given to you by the community housebound team and they will be in touch to arrange this.

Click here for a helpful leaflet about the Covid and Flu vaccinations.

Please do not contact the surgery about your flu or COVID jab appointments.


Covid Vaccination Exemption Certificates

GPs and their teams cannot issue vaccination exemption certificates.

Further information on the vaccination exemption certificates scheme, including information on safe vaccination and routes to obtain an exemption can be found on the Scottish Government and NHS Inform websites. Alternatively you can phone the free NHS Covid helpline on: 0808 196 8565