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Grab a Jab in Pitlochry This Month

NHS Tayside is offering vaccines to people across Highland Perthshire this month at the Atholl Leisure Centre on the 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th of October, from 9am to 6pm.

Both the Astra Zeneca and Pfizer vaccines are on offer as either first or second doses, with 16-39-year-olds receiving the Pfizer vaccine, and over 40s receiving the Astra Zeneca vaccine.

Residents may turn up to the clinic without an appointment, provided they are either receiving their first jab, or receiving their second jab more than eight weeks since their first.

Dr Emma Fletcher said: “We know that getting vaccinated is our best way out of the pandemic and I would strongly recommend that everyone gets the vaccine when offered. 

“We are running drop-in vaccination clinics across Tayside for people aged 18 to 29. So, please come along and get the jab to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community.” 

NHS Tayside webpage advises:

“Everyone in Scotland over the age of 12 is eligible for the vaccine.  If you haven’t had the vaccine yet, you can attend one of our drop-in clinics or register for an appointment online at www.nhsinform.scot/vaccineregistration or by calling 0800 030 8013.

“The COVID-19 vaccine can be given at any stage during pregnancy. If you are pregnant you should discuss the risks and benefits of getting the vaccine with your clinician. There is no known risk of getting the COVID-19 vaccine when breastfeeding and there is no evidence to suggest the COVID-19 vaccines will affect fertility in women or men.

For any attendees who need an interpreter, the Language Line Insight app is available at all vaccination clinics for spoken language interpretation and Near Me video interpreting can also be accommodated.

BSL interpreters are available between 9am and 5pm at Dewars Centre in Perth and can also be requested outwith those times and at other sites, if needed.

You do not need to let anyone know in advance if you need an interpreter. Video interpretation services are in place on-site at the vaccination clinics and can connect you to an interpreter.

More information on the vaccine can be found on: www.covidtayside.scot.nhs.uk

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