It’s important people with HIV don’t let their protection against COVID-19 fade. People living with HIV are being offered a COVID-19 booster this Spring, as part of NHS Scotland’s drive to ensure those most at risk keep their protection levels topped up.
The vaccine is being offered to people living with HIV as they may not have produced a full immune response from previous doses, and their level of protection may have faded over time. Even if they’ve had previous doses, it’s important they get a spring booster dose to help maintain their protection.
If someone has HIV and their status is recorded with their GP, they’ll receive a letter about their vaccine appointment. However, for those who haven’t disclosed their status, an appointment can be booked in confidence online here or by calling 0800 030 8013.
At the appointment, the vaccine can be given in a private space on request. The vaccinator may ask about the person’s condition, or what medication they are taking however, this will be kept in the strictest of confidence.
For more information about the COVID-19 spring booster vaccine visit www.nhsinform.scot/springbooster