Winter vaccines (flu and COVID-19) 2023/24

People who have an underlying health condition, pregnant women and everyone aged 50 and over are eligible for a flu vaccine in Scotland this winter.

People aged 50-64 with no underlying health conditions are being invited for their flu vaccine appointments from 4th September.

Children 6 months to under 2 years (at risk), 2-5 years old (not in school), school age pupils, frontline health and social care workers and non-frontline NHS staff, teaching and support staff, prison population and prison staff are also eligible for a flu vaccine this winter. 

More info: Winter Vaccines at NHS Lothian

Travel Vaccinations and Advice

The past 20 years have seen a huge increase in global tourist travel. This has also been associated with a rise in travel-related illness, which underlines the importance of travellers getting individually tailored advice to protect their health.