Vaccine Hub

Our community vaccination clinics

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Following final advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), we are now begun our winter vaccination programme.

This year's programme has an increased focus on protecting those at highest risk of becoming seriously ill from flu and COVID-19. There will also be changes to call up dates to ensure maximum protection to these groups over the winter months.

For winter 2023 the following groups will be offered both COVID-19 and flu vaccination:

  • Residents and staff in care homes for older adults
  • Those aged 65 years and over
  • Those aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group
  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • Those aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
  • Those aged 16 to 64 years who are carers
  • Pregnant women

People in the following groups will be offered a flu vaccination only:

  • Those aged 50-64 years without an underlying clinical at-risk condition
  • Those aged 18-64 years with an eligible flu-only clinical risk condition
  • Young carers under the age of 16 years
  • Non frontline NHS workers
  • Nursery, primary and secondary school teachers and pupil facing support staff
  • Prison population, prison officers and prison support staff who deliver direct services
  • School age pupils (primary and secondary)
  • Children aged 2-5 (not at school)
  • Children aged 6 months to 2 years at-risk

People should wait for NHS Scotland to contact them with details of their appointment, or prompt to book. Depending on their selected communication preferences, this will be by email, text, or by post in a white, NHS Scotland branded envelope, which replaces the blue envelopes used previously.

Appointments for vaccinations are available at the following West Lothian locations. Please phone the number below to access any of these clinics. 

West Lothian HSCP is committed to making vaccination appointments available in as many locations as possible. If the appointment offered to you is not at a convenient clinic, please contact us to rearrange. You can also drop-in to our clinics. 


All clinics are open 08:30 - 17.30 (closed 12:30 - 13:15)

Strathbrock Partnership Centre
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
West Calder Medical Centre
Bathgate Primary Care Centre
Wednesday to Friday
Howden Health Centre
Saturday and Sunday

If anyone has an appointment at a clinic they cannot manage, if they call the national enquiry line 0800 030 8013 or the local enquiry line 0300 790 6296, they will be able to change.

West Lothian's Covid Vaccination programme
Information on the Covid vaccination programme in West Lothian