PEOPLE eligible for the Covid-19 booster vaccine and flu jab can take advantage of a national online booking portal.

Those aged 50 to 59, unpaid carers who are 16 and over and those aged 16 and over who are household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals are able to book their vaccination appointment online

Dates are available running from late November and throughout December 2021.

Anyone from earlier priority groups, including anyone above the age of 70 as well as adults who are immunocompromised and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, who may have missed an appointment for any reason can also use the national poral or the booking helpline.

Fiona Coan, NHS Forth Valley’s immunisation team manager, said: “The national vaccination programme is continuing at pace and the launch of this online portal will allow eligible individuals to book their own appointment.

“If you are eligible for a flu vaccination it is highly likely that you will also be eligible for a Covid-19 booster and, wherever possible, you will be offered both vaccinations at the same time.

“Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and loved ones from the viruses and will help to reduce additional pressures on the NHS this winter.

“We urge everyone who is eligible to book their appointment via the national portal or booking helpline to help secure an appointment that is convenient for them.”

Visit to book or call 0800 030 8013.