COVID-19 Vaccine: Opportunities and access for all adults 18+

COVID-19 Vaccine: Opportunities and access for all adults 18+
Many childminders will already have had the opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but if not – the Scottish Government has been working with partners to develop the range of opportunities for all 18+ adults in Scotland to access vaccinations.  

SCMA is sharing the following information to ensure awareness of the opportunities available to all adults aged 18+ in Scotland to take action and secure a COVID-19 vaccine appointment if they wish to do so. 

Further information on registering for a coronavirus vaccine can be found here.

Register for a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment
Anyone aged 18+ can now register for their first coronavirus vaccination through the online self-registration portal here

This will enable anyone (for example, individuals new to Scotland, those who did not have an up-to-date registered home address, those who were unable to attend previous appointments) to secure an appointment for vaccination.

If you don’t have online access, don’t worry – the national helpline is still available on 0800 030 8013.

Rearrange your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment
You can also rearrange your appointment for a first or second dose of the vaccine. This may be helpful if, for example, you wish to bring it forward to get vaccinated as early as possible (although you will have to wait a minimum of eight weeks between first and second dose).

Information on how to do this is available here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Drop-In Clinics for Adults 18+
Some local health boards have extended their offer and are currently running drop-in vaccination clinics, including for all adults aged 18+. 

The Scottish Government continues to work with partners to consider whether and how this approach can be extended more widely and will provide updates in due course. 

You can find more information on drop-in vaccination clinics on your local NHS Board website here.