This page was updated on: 10 January 2022.
Covid-19 vaccines and boosters
General information on the vaccine can be found on the NHS Inform website.
Everyone in Scotland aged 18 and over has now been invited for coronavirus vaccination. The NHS Inform website has specific information on whether you are eligible for a coronavirus booster, and how to book an appointment.
Covid vaccines and people with cerebral palsy
Simply having cerebral palsy doesn’t necessarily mean you are at any greater risk from Covid compared to anyone else. Rather, the risk depends on the level of a person’s disability and what other associated issues they may have. The Association of British Neurologists have produced detailed guidance on Covid-19 for people with neurological conditions.
In terms of safety, the Association of British Neurologists have stated that: “All COVID-19 vaccines are safe for neurology patients. The ABN recommends you take up whichever vaccination you are offered without delay regardless of your age, state of health or medication that you’re receiving, unless you have a specific contraindication such as severe allergy.” Read the full ABN guidance on Covid vaccinations.
We keep as up to date as we can with the situation and link in with umbrella bodies, such as the Neurological Alliance of Scotland.
You can also read Marion’s blog about getting her first Covid-19 vaccination here.
Scottish Covid-19 Vaccination Helpline
The Scottish COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline – 0800 030 8013 – is open 8am-8pm every day.