Aberdeen mass vaccination centre close to completion

Work has been ongoing to prepare the P&J Live at TECA stadium in the city.

A mass coronavirus vaccination centre is in the final stages of preparation for opening in Aberdeen.

Work has been ongoing to prepare the P&J Live at TECA stadium, with the first jabs expected to take place from Monday, February 1.

It is intended the majority of immunisations in the city will take place at the venue.

Project manager Clare Houston said: “P&J Live at TECA offers us enormous flexibility.

A public information sign that has been put up at the new mass covid vaccination centre at the P and J Live Arena in Aberdeen. PA Wre/Jane Barlow.

“The whole vaccination programme will have to adapt according to the supply of vaccine, approval of new vaccines and availability of staff; in this space we will be able to expand our provision without interrupting existing clinics.

“We have consciously decided to start on a smaller scale to allow us to ‘bed in’ but have the potential to vaccinate many thousands of people each day when operating at full capacity.

“It is important to stress that this will not be a ‘drop-in’ facility.

The P and J Live Arena in Aberdeen, where a new mass covid vaccination centre has been set up. PA Wire/Jane Barlow.

“People will be offered appointments here in the same way that they will be offered appointments at any vaccination clinic.

“Wherever possible, we need the general public to help us by accepting the appointment they are given.

“While we will always try to accommodate individual choice, this is the biggest mass vaccination programme the UK has ever seen and we need people to make the necessary arrangements to attend the appointment issued.”