As of today, Tuesday 01 February, people aged 18-59 who have not yet had their COVID booster jab for whatever reason will begin to receive blue envelopes with scheduled appointments.
The letters contain details of how to reschedule if the allocated time is not convenient.
Latest figures show that 83.5% of eligible adults in Scotland have now been fully vaccinated with primary doses and a booster. Approximately 580,000 eligible adults aged 18-59 will now be offered booster appointments from 07 February onwards.
Adults can receive a booster 28 days after they tested positive or if it has been at least 12 weeks since their second dose.
Kenneth Gibson MSP said:
“Scotland has one of the highest uptake rates for vaccination anywhere in the world, and I hope this national mailshot will encourage the remaining adults to join the 83.5% of eligible Scots who have already received their booster or third dose.
“Vaccination continues to be the cornerstone of our battle against COVID-19 – the very high vaccination rates achieved so far have helped us considerably on our path back to normality.
“However old you are, please ensure you go out for that third appointment and get boosted as soon as you can, to keep protecting yourself and from this still deadly virus.”
Information on booster jabs can be found here.