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Covid-19 and Carers

This page will include information and guidance about Covid-19 for unpaid carers in Scotland.

Scottish Government advice for carers

For the most up to date Covid-19 advice and guidance for carers, please refer to the Scottish Government’s page on Covid 19 Advice for Unpaid Carers.


Vaccinations for carers

Booking your appointment

From 10am on Monday 15 November, carers will be able to book their flu and COVID-19 booster vaccine at or by calling 0800 030 8013.

You will need your:

  • unique username
  • postcode
  • date of birth
  • email address.

Your unique username is the same as the one previously provided to you on your COVID-19 vaccine appointment letters. If you cannot find your username, you can recover that using: or by calling the vaccine helpline on 0800 030 8013.

The following NHS Boards will not be using the online booking system.  Instead you will be contacted by your GP Practice or Health Board

  • NHS Shetland
  • NHS Western Isles
  • NHS Orkney

In addition, NHS Highlands will be providing a blended model.  This means that people in Inverness may be able to book online, while people from other areas will be contacted by their GP Practice or NHS Highlands.  More information is available on the NHS Highlands Website.

Your questions about the vaccine rollout

To explain the rollout of the vaccine programme for carers this winter, we have produced a short factsheet answering some commonly asked questions – Carers and the Winter Vaccine rollout.


The Factsheet for Carers and the Winter Vaccine rollout is also available to download in Cantonese  and Urdu