Vaccination Centres

Our services are available for those travelling to and from Vaccination appointments at locations across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

NHS Lothian is delivering the vaccine through hospitals, community-based vaccination centres, GP practices and large-scale mass vaccination centres for high volumes of people. As most people will be asked to attend a mass vaccination centre, we have put together some information on how to get to these locations, as well as how to keep yourself and others safe whilst travelling.

NHS Lothian Vaccine Programme

For information on NHS Lothian Vaccine Programme see here: Vaccine Hub (nhslothian.scot)

If you need to re-arrange your vaccine appointment visit NHS Inform

Lothian has teamed up with NHS Lothian to deliver a series of pop-up COVID vaccination clinics. The initiative, which follows the success of the teenage booster bus, will see one of our buses converted into a mobile clinic to support the campaign.

Situated in key places within the community, the bus will enable the NHS Lothian team to carry out both first and second dose (provided they received the first vaccine more than eight weeks ago) vaccinations. No appointment is necessary, simply turn up at a time that is convenient to you. 

This page will be updated as and when new clinic dates/locations become available. Please check back here for further information or on the NHS Lothian website.

Monday 25 October1000 – 1800The University of Edinburgh (George Square)

For all ages (including 12-15 year olds).*

Tuesday 26 October1000 – 1800The University of Edinburgh (George Square)

For all ages (including 12-15 year olds).*

Wednesday 27 October1000 – 1800The University of Edinburgh (George Square)

For all ages (including 12-15 year olds).*

Thursday 28 October1000 – 1800The University of Edinburgh (George Square)

For all ages (including 12-15 year olds).*

Friday 29 October1000 – 1800The University of Edinburgh (George Square)

For all ages (including 12-15 year olds).*

Saturday 30 October1000 – 1800The University of Edinburgh (George Square)

For all ages (including 12-15 year olds).*

Sunday 31 October1000 – 1800The University of Edinburgh (George Square)

For all ages (including 12-15 year olds).*

* Third vaccinations will be available for those with an official invitation letter (such as immunocompromised individuals for whom a third dose is advised). Third doses cannot be given to anyone attending without a letter, however. Please note that Covid boosters and flu vaccinations will not be available at the mobile clinic.

To plan your journey to the mobile vaccination bus, please use our online Journey Planner.

How to get to Mass Vaccination Centres

Pyramid’s Business Park, West Lothian

Open from 0830 – 1900 for drop-in and scheduled appointments. AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are available here. From Monday 20 September, everyone over 12 can attend this drop-in clinic as well as utilising booked appointments.

Royal Highland Vaccination Centre

Open from 0830 – 1900 for drop-in and scheduled appointments. AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are available here. From Monday 20 September, everyone over 12 can attend this drop-in clinic as well as utilising booked appointments.

Gorebridge Vaccination Centre

Open from 0830 – 1900 for drop-in and scheduled appointments. AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are available here. From Monday 20 September, everyone over 12 can attend this drop-in clinic as well as utilising booked appointments.

East Lothian Community Hospital

Open from 0830 – 1230 and 1300 – 1630 for drop-in and scheduled appointments. AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are available here. Please note this clinic will no longer offer drop-in COVID vaccinations from Monday 27 September – it will remain open for appointments only. 

We recommend you use our app or our journey planner before you set off to ensure you have the most up to date information on our services.

As things progress and further vaccination centres are opened, we will update this page accordingly so please check back here in the future if necessary.

As has been the case throughout the pandemic, Lothian is here to help you make journeys while keeping you, your fellow customers and our drivers as safe as we possibly can.

Travelling to another location?

If you are travelling to another location for your vaccine, our app or journey planner should be able to assist you. Just enter your starting location, your chosen destination, and the day/time you wish to travel – all available services will then be displayed on screen. You can also contact us on social media for help: Facebook; Twitter; and Instagram.

Recommended steps for safe travel

Please be sure to read and adhere to our recommended steps for safe travel before setting off. This includes the wearing of face coverings over your nose and mouth unless exempt on medical grounds, sitting apart from other customers, and leaving windows open for ventilation. We thank you for your cooperation.

How to buy your tickets

The easiest way to pay for your tickets is by using contactless on the bus.

For more ways to pay visit our Tickets page.