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Grab a Jab in Pitlochry This Weekend

Covid vaccine rollout in England extends to anyone aged 25 or over

NHS Tayside are offering vaccines across Highland Perthshire with over 16’s invited to the drop-in centres for their first vaccine or over 18’s who have been vaccinated over 8 weeks ago to get their second jab.

The drop-in centres are located at Atholl leisure centre in Pitlochry and Blairgowrie town hall.

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.”

The following locations are available for first jabs for over 16’s  and second jabs for over 18’s who are 8 weeks since first vaccination to #GrabAJab:

Dewars Centre, Perth: 7 days a week, 11am-5pm

Atholl Leisure Centre, Pitlochry: 16, 17, 23 & 24th October, 9am-6pm

Blairgowrie Town Hall: 11-15 & 18-21st October, 9am-6pm

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 attendee’s 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.

For more information, please visit www.covidtayside.scot.nhs.uk or @NHSTayside on Twitter.

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