Drop-in vaccine centres will be open across Tayside this week for second doses and people over the age of 40.
Where are the clinics?
The drop-in clinics will be available at the following locations and times:
- Caird Hall, Dundee, Monday to Sunday from 10am until 6pm
- Dewars Centre, Perth, Monday to Sunday from 2pm until 6pm
- Blairgowrie Town Hall, Wednesday to Saturday from 10am until 6pm
- Reid Hall, Forfar, Thursday to Sunday 2pm until 6pm
- Arbroath Community Centre, Thursday to Sunday 2pm until 6pm
- Montrose Town Hall, Thursday to Sunday 2pm until 6pm
Over-40s first jabs
This can also be offered to people waiting on their second dose of AstraZeneca, having received their first dose 10+ weeks ago.
Drop-ins for these people remain as above, with the exception of Blairgowrie Town Hall, which will only be available on Monday from 10.30am until 6.30pm for these patients.
Dr Emma Fletcher, director of public health, stressed the importance of receiving both doses of the vaccine.
She said: “Covid-19 is still very much with us and the vaccine is your best protection against it.
“We strongly recommend that everyone gets the vaccine, particularly as we have seen a sharp increase in the number of cases in Tayside.
“It is also very important for people to get both doses of the vaccine for maximum protection.
“Vaccination is our best way out of this pandemic but we need everyone to play their part and keep following guidance, even if they have been vaccinated, as we work through the programme to get the remainder of our population immunised.
“Please wear a face mask, keep two metres from others and meet outdoors where possible. This virus has not gone away so we need to continue to be cautious.”
The scheduled clinics for those aged 30 to 39 will continue, with the health board asking for those with booked appointments to ensure they attend or reschedule if necessary.