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Information on COVID-19 vaccines and booster vaccines

Type: News Item Date Published: 11th January 2022
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Public Health Scotland are encouraging people to access their COVID-19 vaccine and booster vaccine.

If anyone has not received their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or the vaccine booster, now is a good time to get it. Clinics have lots of capacity and people will be warmly welcomed.

Depending on local area there will be drop-in clinics and appointments on offer. Appointments can be booked at www.nhsinform.scot/vaccinebooking (this link will take you away from our website).  The national vaccination helpline is available on 0800 030 8013 (open 8am – 8pm, 7 days a week) for those who cannot book online. Local Health Boards will also promote their drop-in services on their website and social media.

Boosters continue to be offered to everyone aged 18 years and over, at least three months (12 weeks) after the second dose. It was recently announced that all young people aged between 16 and 17 years will shortly be offered the booster along with those aged between 12 and 15 who are eligible. All adults and young people aged 12 and over are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine first and second dose. It was recently announced that two doses of the vaccine will be shortly offered to children aged between 5 and 11 years who are in a clinical risk group, or are a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed. Some people will be eligible for and be offered a third dose.

Anyone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19 should wait until four weeks after the date they were tested to get any dose of the vaccine (12 weeks for people aged between 12 and 17 years depending on their health risk).

For reliable, up to date vaccination information check www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine (this link will take you away from our website).

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