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Drop-in vaccine clinics in every mainland health board

Published: 02 Jul 2021 09:08

People urged to get “Jagged in July”.

All mainland health boards will offer drop-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination clinics from Monday as the programme nears completion of first doses for all adults in Scotland.

Everyone aged 18 and over can attend for their first dose or – if eight weeks have passed - their second dose. Separate queues will be in operation for those with a scheduled appointment.

From Monday, mobile vaccination units run by the Scottish Ambulance Service will visit local communities and busy city centre spots in Edinburgh and Glasgow for a two week period.  

Anyone who has not yet received an invitation or would like to rearrange an existing appointment can continue to self-register on the NHS Inform site.

Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said:

“Our route out of this pandemic is getting as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible, that is why I am urging people to get jagged in July.

“The vaccination programme continues to progress at pace and, as always, I want to thank everyone involved and all those who have taken up the offer of vaccine.

“As we approach the final stages of the first COVID-19 vaccination programme we are increasing the options available for how and when you choose to be inoculated.

“You can attend one of the drop-in clinics being run in all mainland health boards or pop into a mobile unit. You can also rearrange the location of your appointment online if, for example, it is more convenient for you to be vaccinated closer to your work than home.

“You can find out where your nearest drop-in clinics are by visiting NHS Inform which will direct you to the latest information from your local health board.

“All those aged 18 and over can also self-register to receive their appointment by text or email which will be convenient for anyone who has recently moved house or is new to Scotland.

“All of the evidence says that the vaccines are working as we continue to battle the faster-transmitting Delta variant which is now dominant so I urge everyone to take advantage of the vaccination programme which is open to every adult in Scotland.”

BACKGROUND

NHS Inform self-registration

Information on drop-in clinics

Vaccination bus schedule:

5 July Mecca Bingo, Glasgow Forge

6 July Dumbarton Football Club

7 July Govan Housing Association

8 July Partick Thistle Football Club

9 July St Roch's Secondary School car park, Royston

 

5/6 July Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh

7/8 July Grassmarket, Edinburgh

9 July West Lothian - location tbc

(Week beginning 12 July - locations tbc)