Drop-in Covid vaccination clinics open across Scotland

Everyone aged 18 and over can attend for their first dose of the vaccine.

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All health boards in mainland Scotland are now offering drop-in coronavirus vaccination clinics.

From Monday, anyone aged 18 and over can attend for their first dose of the vaccine.

If eight weeks have passed, people will be able to attend to receive their second dose.

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.  

Scottish health secretary Humza Yousaf said that the route out of the pandemic is to get as many people vaccinated as “quickly as possible”.

“From today, all mainland health boards are offering drop-in vaccination clinics for everyone aged 18 and over,” he said.

“People can attend for their first dose, or if eight weeks have passed since their first, they can go along and get their second dose.

“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 – or through your local board’s social media channels.”

Yousaf added: “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 is a huge success and, as always, I want to thank everyone involved and all those who have taken up the offer of vaccine.”

Vaccination bus schedule, Glasgow:

July 5: Mecca Bingo, Glasgow Forge

July 6: Dumbarton Football Club

July 7: Govan Housing Association

July 8: Partick Thistle Football Club

July 9: St Roch’s Secondary School car park, Royston

Vaccination bus schedule, Edinburgh:

July 5/6: Fort Kinnaird

July 7/8: Grassmarket, Edinburgh

More dates/locations to be confirmed.