How to get vaccinated

It’s really important that you are vaccinated for Covid-19 as soon as possible. There is now clear evidence in Scotland that vaccines are breaking the link between Covid-19, serious illness, and hospitalisations. 

While vaccination is voluntary and not required for studying with us, we would like to urge you to get the vaccine to help protect yourself and those around you.

It is now easier than ever to access a vaccine, including at drop-in centres across the country. You can find out more from NHS Inform here.

Remember you need to get two injections for the vaccination to give you protection. If you have had one vaccination, please arrange to have a second one.

Vaccination Bus

A Vaccination Bus is visiting our campuses – meaning you can get vaccinated between lectures and study sessions.

The bus will be pulling into each of our campuses, giving you a quick and easy way to get vaccinated.

You don’t need to book a slot – you can just turn up and be vaccinated.

It will help protect your and those you care about from becoming seriously ill from and transmitting Covid-19.

Dates and times 

The vaccination bus will be available between 11am and 7pm.

 Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday 
 13.09.21  14.09.21  15.09.21  16.09.21
  Craiglockhart Campus  Craiglockhart Campus


 20.09.21  21.09.21  22.09.21  23.09.21
 Merchiston Campus  Merchiston Campus Sighthill Campus   Sighthill Campus







The vaccination buses will be at accessible locations on our campuses so that you can quickly and easily get vaccinated.

  • Craiglockhart – the bus will be at the left of our Craiglockhart building, in front of the bike shed.
  • Merchiston – the vaccination bus will be located at the front of the campus on a number of parking spaces.
  • Sighthill – the bus will be parked at the front of the campus, at the turning circle.

What you should bring

The most important thing is that you get vaccinated, so if you don’t have the items listed below, don’t worry! You will still be able to get vaccinated.

  • Please bring a form of ID and/or your Community Health Index (CHI) number.
  • Please also bring details of who your GP is.
  • If you have had your first vaccine already, please bring details of where this was administered.

If you do not have the above information, you will still be able to be vaccinated. This information will just make the process quicker.