Winter (Flu & Covid19) Vaccination Programme 2022

Winter Vaccination Programme 2022

The vaccines that will help protect you from flu and coronavirus this winter are being made available now.

NHS Scotland is vaccinating those most at risk first, please wait until you are contacted or called forward to book your winter vaccine appointment. NHS Scotland recommends you get your vaccines as soon as they are offered to you.

For more information go to the NHS Inform Website - Winter Vaccines

Online booking portal

Frontline health and social care workers can book appointments online from Monday 22 August. Everyone else should wait until they are contacted by NHS Scotland.

You can log in to book using your unique username and password. This is the same as you had for your previous doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

Go to the online booking portal 

Get help with booking

You can rearrange your appointment if the time or day doesn't suit you.

Where possible, the winter coronavirus vaccine will be given at the same time as the flu vaccine, if you're eligible for both. This is a safe and efficient way to give maximum protection over winter months.

The coronavirus vaccine should be given at least 12 weeks after your last dose. Only 1 dose of the flu vaccine is needed each winter.

 

NSS Healthy Working Lives Team

 

 

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Why should I get the vaccine?

Healthcare workers, directly delivering care, are more likely to be exposed to the flu virus. Every year in Scotland, a number of healthcare workers get flu, particularly where flu is present in care homes and hospitals.

Having the vaccine is the best way to help protect yourself against flu this year. It reduces the risk of spreading flu to your family, patients and colleagues who could be at risk of catching the virus. Healthcare workers who have flu can spread flu to their patients and family even if they have very mild symptoms or have no symptoms at all.

Patients with health conditions are 18 times more likely to die from flu than people without health conditions. People with a compromised immune system are over 50 times more likely than a healthy person to die of flu. People with liver problems are over 60 times more likely to die.

Even for healthy people, flu can be serious, making them feel extremely unwell and unable to carry on with everyday activities.

National Services Scotland

Why should I get the vaccine?

Healthcare workers, directly delivering care, are more likely to be exposed to the flu virus. Every year in Scotland, a number of healthcare workers get flu, particularly where flu is present in care homes and hospitals.

Having the vaccine is the best way to help protect yourself against flu this year. It reduces the risk of spreading flu to your family, patients and colleagues who could be at risk of catching the virus. Healthcare workers who have flu can spread flu to their patients and family even if they have very mild symptoms or have no symptoms at all.

Patients with health conditions are 18 times more likely to die from flu than people without health conditions. People with a compromised immune system are over 50 times more likely than a healthy person to die of flu. People with liver problems are over 60 times more likely to die.

Even for healthy people, flu can be serious, making them feel extremely unwell and unable to carry on with everyday activities.

NHS Education for Scotland

Why should I get the vaccine?

Healthcare workers, directly delivering care, are more likely to be exposed to the flu virus. Every year in Scotland, a number of healthcare workers get flu, particularly where flu is present in care homes and hospitals.

Having the vaccine is the best way to help protect yourself against flu this year. It reduces the risk of spreading flu to your family, patients and colleagues who could be at risk of catching the virus. Healthcare workers who have flu can spread flu to their patients and family even if they have very mild symptoms or have no symptoms at all.

Patients with health conditions are 18 times more likely to die from flu than people without health conditions. People with a compromised immune system are over 50 times more likely than a healthy person to die of flu. People with liver problems are over 60 times more likely to die.

Even for healthy people, flu can be serious, making them feel extremely unwell and unable to carry on with everyday activities.

NHS 24

For more information on NHS 24 Flu Clinics available (including information for staff working from home) please visit the intranet.

 

If you are for any reason unable to access the intranet from home please contact your line manager or email FluAdmin@nhs24.scot.nhs.uk

Public Health Scotland

Why should I get the vaccine?

Healthcare workers, directly delivering care, are more likely to be exposed to the flu virus. Every year in Scotland, a number of healthcare workers get flu, particularly where flu is present in care homes and hospitals.

Having the vaccine is the best way to help protect yourself against flu this year. It reduces the risk of spreading flu to your family, patients and colleagues who could be at risk of catching the virus. Healthcare workers who have flu can spread flu to their patients and family even if they have very mild symptoms or have no symptoms at all.

Patients with health conditions are 18 times more likely to die from flu than people without health conditions. People with a compromised immune system are over 50 times more likely than a healthy person to die of flu. People with liver problems are over 60 times more likely to die.

Even for healthy people, flu can be serious, making them feel extremely unwell and unable to carry on with everyday activities.

Scottish Ambulance Service

Why should I get the vaccine?

Healthcare workers, directly delivering care, are more likely to be exposed to the flu virus. Every year in Scotland, a number of healthcare workers get flu, particularly where flu is present in care homes and hospitals.

Having the vaccine is the best way to help protect yourself against flu this year. It reduces the risk of spreading flu to your family, patients and colleagues who could be at risk of catching the virus. Healthcare workers who have flu can spread flu to their patients and family even if they have very mild symptoms or have no symptoms at all.

Patients with health conditions are 18 times more likely to die from flu than people without health conditions. People with a compromised immune system are over 50 times more likely than a healthy person to die of flu. People with liver problems are over 60 times more likely to die.

Even for healthy people, flu can be serious, making them feel extremely unwell and unable to carry on with everyday activities.