NHS Grampian Covid-19 Vaccine: Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre FAQs

This page was last updated on 7 October 2021.

Vaccinations will commence at Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre on 13th September 2021.



No, you do not need an appointment. Drop-in clinics will be available at the Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre from 13th September 2021 between 10:30am to 4:30pm, 7 days a week. The drop-in clinics here are for both 1st and 2nd doses.  Please Note: 2nd dose vaccinations are only for those past 8 weeks since their 1st dose.

Yes, Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre will see a range of immunisations provided, including the annual flu programme, ongoing Covid-19 jabs and many other regular child and adult immunisations. For further information on Flu jabs, visit NHS  Inform 

All attendees will be notified by letter well in advance of their scheduled appointment. 

Arrive as close to your appointment time as possible and bring your appointment letter with you. 

All vaccination appointment letters will include a comprehensive list of transport options to help people get the Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre.  

Anyone needing to find out about public transport can go to the Traveline Scotland website, or call them on 0871 200 2233. 

If people need help to get to their appointment they can call THInC on 01467 536111 or email travel@thinc-hub.org  for advice and support. 

If you are travelling by Bus you can plan your journey using the First Bus Journey Planner

The following bus Routes will take you close to the Vaccination Centre either via the Gallowgate or St Andrew’s Street.  All other bus routes will take you the city centre. 

Gallowgate Bus Stops St Andrew Street  Bus Stops

No. 11 – Northfield - Hazelhead
Northfield – Berryden – Gallowgate – Union Street – Albyn Place – Queens Road – Hazelhead Gardens


No 17A – Asda at Dyce – Kincorth 
Asda Dyce – Stoneywood – Bankhead – Bucksburn – Woodside – Kittybrewster – St Andrews Street – Union Street – Crown Street – Ferryhill – Duthie Park – Gt Southern Rd – Kincorth – Provost Watt Drive – Faulds Gate – Gardner Drive – Nigg Way

No. 727 – Union Square to Aberdeen Airport 
Union Square – Gallowgate – Kittybrewster – Woodside – Bucksburn – TECA – Airport
No 19 – Tillydrone – Peterculter
Tillydrone Gordon Mills Rd – Tillydrone Avenue – Kittybrewster – George Street – St Andrews Street – Castlegate – Market Street – Union Street – Holburn Street – Mannofield – Gt Western Road – Braeside – North Deeside Road – Cults – Bieldside – Milltimber – Peterculter
No 20 – Hillhead Halls – Balnagask Torry
Hillhead Halls – Old Aberdeen – Kingstreet – St Machar Drive – Elphistone Aberdeen University – Spital/ Froghall – Gallowgate – Union Street – Market Street – Torry – Wellington Road – Girdleness Road – Balnagask
No 3 Mastrick - Cove / Ferryhill (Via ARI)
Mastrick – North Anderson Drive – Foresterhill Road – ARI – Westburn Road – Midstocket – Rosemount – Blackfriers St – St Andrews Street / Gallgowgate – Market Street – Torry (Menzies Road / Wellington Road) – Tullos – Altens – Cove Bay – Ferryhill
  No 12 – Northfield – Balnagask
Provost Rust – Cummings Park – Kittybrewster -  Berryden - St Andrews Street  - Castlegate – Market Street – Torry – Nigg Bay – Balnagask


The Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre is located at the former John Lewis site, accessible via George Street. 

Car parking is available at the following sites: 

  • Bon Accord Car Park – Via Loch Street or Harriet Street
  • Gallowgate Car Park - Gallowgate
  • West North Street Car Park – West North Street 
  • Denburn Car Park – Spa Street

Please note that car parking on these sites are chargeable as per parking charges.

Where possible, please enter the centre on your own unless you require the assistance of a carer. Face coverings will be required unless exempt. Once inside, please follow directions and maintain social distancing.

Anyone attending a vaccination appointment at the Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre, that have mobility concerns, will be given support. There are wheelchairs available at Bon Accord Entrance.  The vaccination hall is located on the ground floor.

To assist in this, people invited to the Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre will be told in their appointment letter to arrive as close to their appointment time as possible and bring their appointment letter with them. 

You should be seen on time.  The aim is for appointments to last around 10 minutes. Please wear practical clothing so it’s easy to access your upper arm. Let the member of staff know if you have any concerns or fears relating to needles.  They will provide you with the support and guidance you need. You may in addition be asked to wait up to 15 minutes before leaving after your vaccination.

Yes, accessible toilet facilities are available at the Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre. Please speak to a member of staff at the Centre who will direct you to the facilities.

Yes, a Quiet Space is available for people who are nervous about receiving their vaccine. To book a quiet space please call Aberdeen City Support Line on 0800 030 4713. 

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