Vaccination Team

The role of the Vaccination Teams in East Lothian is to provide a range of health protection services to residents across the county.

Primary Care Vaccination Service (Age 5+) Image of a nurse holding a vaccination need with cotton wool balls in the background

The Primary Care Vaccination Service provides a range of vaccinations to eligible individuals.  Examples include:

  • Covid vaccinations and boosters
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Shingles vaccinations
  • Pneumococcal vaccines
  • And a range of vaccinations which may be recommended by General Practitioners or consultants due to specific health conditions.

The team operate from a number of venues across the county including:

  • Musselburgh Primary Care Centre
  • Edington Cottage Hospital
  • Haddington Corn Exchange
  • Belhaven Hospital

In addition, the team provide vaccinations across a number of settings including:

  • Care Homes
  • Outreach – with our Vaccination Bus visiting a number of areas across the county  
  • Peoples own homes, for individuals who are unable to attend vaccination centres. 

Should you have any questions about the services listed above please get in touch by contacting us via:

Email:  elhscp@eastlothian.gov.uk

 

Children's Health Immunisation Team  (0-5 years) Image of an baby sitting up being vaccinated by a nurse with gloves on.

East Lothian Childhood Immunisation Team

 

The East Lothian Childhood Immunisation Team (ELCIT) focus on delivering vaccinations for 0-5 years.   

All immunisations for infants 0-5 years are pre-arranged in advance.  You will receive a letter inviting your child to attend for their vaccinations on a specific day / time in line with the role out of the vaccination programmes. 

For all children's vaccination appointment enquiries please contact: Tel: 0131 446 4295

For all other enquiries about your child's vaccinations please contact: Tel: 0131 446 4150    or     Email:  loth.elcit@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

 

Community Vaccination Team Image of a man entering a school building pulling a trolley that contains three insulated boxes of vaccinations

Delivering vaccinations within schools

The Community Vaccination Team (CVT) deliver vaccines for school pupils between P1 and S1.  This generally takes place in school settings, with the CVT visiting schools on scheduled dates throughout the school term. 

 

Vaccination dates are agreed with Schools in advance, and these may be shared across School’s own communication channels.

Should you have any questions, or if your child has recently missed a visit from the CVT and you would like to schedule their vaccination please contact Community Vaccination Team on Tel:  0131 446 4082