Carers will be asked to register for the covid -19 Vaccine from 8am on Monday, 15 March. A dedicated website found at, will allow those not yet contacted, to register as an unpaid carer for the COVID-19 vaccination.
You are eligible for vaccination at this stage and should register if all of the following statements apply to you:
  • You are 16 to 64 years old;
  • You provide face-to-face care and support to one or more family members, friends or neighbours;
  • The care you provide is not part of a contract or voluntary work;
  • If caring for someone under 18, they are affected by a disability, physical or mental ill-health or other care-related issue;
  • You have not already received your first COVID-19 vaccination or vaccination appointment letter.
When registering, you will be asked to confirm that you meet all of the above criteria. If you do not (for example, you provide only emotional support by phone/video call), then you will be asked to wait until NHS Scotland contacts you to let you know it’s your turn to have the vaccine. It is important not to contact NHS Scotland for a vaccination before then.
To access the self-registration website, visit If possible, please use this online option to register. For those who cannot do this online, please call the Covid Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 from Monday 15 March.
The link to the letter with more information can be found below