Drop-in coronavirus vaccination clinics will be available outside Ibrox stadium, Celtic Park and Hampden Park next week.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has announced that a vaccination bus, operated by the Scottish Ambulance Service, will run between 10am and 6pm outside the venues.
The bus will be at Celtic Park during those times on Monday, July 26, at Ibrox on Tuesday, July 27, and at Hampden on Wednesday, July 28.
Moderna will be offered by the bus to anyone aged between 18 and 39 who has not yet had a first dose, or has been waiting for a second dose for more than eight weeks.
‘I’d like to thank Rangers, Celtic and Hampden Park for supporting the national vaccination programme by hosting these drop-in clinics.’Humza Yousaf, Health secretary
AstraZeneca is also available for people aged 40 and older as a first dose or as a second dose to anyone who is eight weeks from their first AstraZeneca vaccination.
The Health Board is working with Glasgow City Council to identify potential additional city centre sites for the vaccination bus to visit in coming weeks.
Provisions are also being explored with universities around Greater Glasgow and Clyde ahead of student term time.
Health secretary Humza Yousaf said: “I’d like to thank Rangers, Celtic and Hampden Park for supporting the national vaccination programme by hosting these drop-in clinics.
“It’s vital that we get as many people vaccinated as possible, and we know that this mobile unit, operated by the Scottish Ambulance Service, has been popular.
“I’d encourage anyone not yet vaccinated, or who had their first dose more than eight weeks ago, to go along to these if it’s convenient.”
‘Many people have worked tirelessly to ensure vaccines are available at ease and we are proud to play a small part in supporting these efforts.’Stewart Robertson, Rangers managing director
Rangers’ managing director, Stewart Robertson, said: “As a club we are delighted to have a drop-in clinic at Ibrox and to be able to support the on-going vaccination effort.
“Being able to vaccinate as many people as possible is allowing us to return to a more normal day-to-day life, as well as welcome some fans back into the stadium on a matchday.
“Many people have worked tirelessly to ensure vaccines are available at ease and we are proud to play a small part in supporting these efforts.”
Emilia Crighton, deputy director for public health at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, added: “These venues have played a huge role in Glasgow’s history over the years and hold a special place in many people’s hearts.
“We’d all like to see them being used back at full capacity once again, and the key way to get there is by ensuring as many people get vaccinated as possible.
“This is why it’s so important that the public continues to come forward to roll up their sleeves.”