Across Lothian, vaccination of those people over the age of 75 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (shielding) is taking place at GP Practices.  If you or your relative or someone you care for is in one of these groups you/they will receive an invitation from us, normally by phone to have your vaccination here at the practice.  You can find out more about the priority groups by clicking here.

We understand that there is concern that some people in these groups have not yet been invited for vaccination either at the practice or at home.  You may also be concerned that someone you know in a lower priority group has been invited to be vaccinated at a mass vaccination centre ahead of your own vaccination appointment.

Invitations to mass vaccination centres are being administered nationally and are separate from the GP programme. Those letters can be sent out quite far ahead of appointments. Our contact with you will be much closer to the date of your appointment as our clinic dates are arranged when each delivery of vaccine arrives. However, we can assure you we are vaccinating as fast as vaccine supplies allow and everyone eligible for vaccination here will be invited to attend as soon as possible.

We are very grateful for your patience while you wait your turn.

If you have any questions about the COVID vaccine, please visit NHS Inform by clicking here, or call the national helpline 0800 030 8013 which is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.