Scotland COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Service

Booking an appointment

We are now able to assist the delivery of the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme in NHS Lothian.

If you are eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccine, you can book a vaccination at a participating Boots pharmacy online. To be vaccinated in a community pharmacy in NHS Lothian, you must be inluded in the eligible cohort, as defined by the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Currently, everyone aged 18 and over who has had a 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago can get a booster dose.

Appointments can be booked online for the COVID-19 Pfizer booster vaccine.

When booking your appointment, please complete all the required information fields, fully detailing your full birth name, date of birth, full address, postcode and mobile phone number. These details are required to register you for your vaccine.

Please note, when attending an appointment, you will be asked to:

• Wear a face mask throughout the consultation (unless exempt)

• Show photo ID

• Show proof of date of birth

• If a Health & Social Care worker, show proof of employment such as a photo ID badge, payslip or letter from your employer on official letterhead.

• Come alone. Please do not bring children, friends or other family with you unless you need assistance.

Do not attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive.

Before getting the vaccine 

The pharmacy staff will check your details and ask you some questions for your safety before you get your vaccine – you should answer these as accurately as possible. If you are attending the pharmacy with someone who is unable to answer these questions, you will need to answer for them. If you are unable to answer, we will be unable to give a vaccine and referral back to your GP will be advised.

After getting the vaccine

You may be asked to wait for 15 minutes after your vaccination before you can go home.

Page updated on 14/02/22 and accurate at this time.