This page was last updated on 22 September 2021.
Covid-19 is a highly infectious virus that spreads through the air when people cough or sneeze, or when they touch surfaces where it has landed then touch their eyes, nose, and mouth. Covid-19 can cause serious illness, hospitalisation and even death.
Vaccines for 12 to 15 year olds
NHS Scotland are following the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice and are vaccinating those most at risk first, and those who work closest with them.
The NHS is offering the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to all children and young people aged 12 to 15 years.
Two doses of the vaccine (eight weeks apart) is recommended for:
- those who are at increased risk from coronavirus due to underlying health conditions
- those who live with someone who is immunosuppressed
All other children and young people aged 12 to 15 years will be offered a first dose of the vaccine. The timing of a second dose will be confirmed later.
Children and young people aged 12-15 years will be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
It's important for children and young people and their parents or carers to discuss and come to a decision together about whether vaccination is right for them.
Find out more about vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds.
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For information on the Covid-19 Vaccine please watch the BSL NHS Scotland: COVID-19 Vaccine - Explainer Video.
If you’re unsure about anything, or have any questions about the Covid-19 vaccine, visit NHS Inform or call the National Vaccine Helpline on 0800 030 8013 to find out more. This helpline is available 8am–8pm 7 days a week.
You can find the latest updates on the impact of Covid-19 on our services as well as information and resources available to support you on our Covid-19 webpage.
Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre
On 13 September 2021, the Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre opened following the move from P&J Live. The Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre is located in the city centre at the former John Lewis building.
For frequently asked questions about the Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre, please visit NHS Grampian Covid-19 Vaccinations: Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see below for frequently asked questions about the vaccine.