Covid-19 is a highly infectious virus that spreads through the air when people cough or sneeze, or when they touch surfaces where it has landed then touch their eyes, nose, and mouth. Covid-19 can cause serious illness, hospitalisation and even death.
NHS Scotland are following the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice and are vaccinating those most at risk first, and those who work closest with them.
Those who have already been invited or are currently being invited to be vaccinated are:
residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
front line health and social care workers
clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
people aged 30 and over
those aged 16 to 64 with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
all adults with a learning disability – mild, moderate, severe and profound unpaid carers
household contacts of those who are severely immunosuppressed
adults experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping
People aged 16 and 17 can receive the vaccine if they:
are identified as clinically extremely vulnerable, or as having a specific underlying health condition
are an unpaid carer
are in health and social care JCVI Group 2, frontline health or social care worker
The next group of people to be invited for their coronavirus vaccination are those aged 18 - 29. NHS Scotland is aiming for everyone aged 18 to 49 to have their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine by the end of July, depending on supply. Read further information about JCVI advice on priority groups for the coronavirus vaccination on GOV.UK.
NHS Grampian strongly recommends you get the vaccine as soon as it is offered to you.
NHS Grampian will be in touch with you to arrange your vaccination appointment when you are eligible. Covid-19 vaccinations are taking place in different ways across Scotland so it may not take place at your local GP.
It is not known whether having the vaccine stops you spreading the virus to others, so it is important that we all continue to follow the latest government advice. After you get the vaccine, it is still important to follow FACTS.
F - Face coverings in enclosed spaces. Shops, public transport or anywhere else inside that physical distancing might be more difficult.
A - Avoid all crowded places. Indoors and outdoors.
C - Clean your hands and hard surfaces regularly.
T - Two metre distancing remains the overall advice.
S - Self isolate and book a test if you have any of the symptoms of COVID
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For information on the Covid-19 Vaccine please watch the BSL NHS Scotland: COVID-19 Vaccine - Explainer Video.
If you’re unsure about anything, or have any questions about the Covid-19 vaccine, visit NHS Inform or call the National Vaccine Helpline on 0800 030 8013 to find out more. This helpline is available 8am–8pm 7 days a week. Further information can also be found at NHS Grampian Covid-19 Vaccinations.
You can find the latest updates on the impact of Covid-19 on our services as well as information and resources available to support you on our Covid-19 webpage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see below for frequently asked questions about the vaccine, for frequently asked questions about P&J Live please visit NHS Grampian Covid-19 Vaccinations: P&J Live Frequently Asked Questions.