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NHS Tayside Encourages Young People to Vaccinate

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NHS Tayside is encouraging young people to get their vaccine now that dosages are now available to them.

Anyone who’s over eighteen or is turning eighteen soon is being encouraged to join come down to the vaccination centre for their jab.

A spokesperson for NHS Tayside said: “If your 18th birthday is on or before 31 October this year you can now either go to a drop-in centre to get the COVID-19 vaccine or self-register for an appointment.”

After a rise in cases as lockdown begins to lift, NHS Tayside is encouraging those who haven’t had their vaccine, many of whom are young people waiting on theirs, to come to these drop in centres.

Urging locals to get their vaccine, Director of Public Health, Dr Emma Fletcher said, “Four weeks ago, we saw the highest number of new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Tayside as the third wave of the pandemic peaked. Today, we’re seeing a much more positive picture, but to keep infection rates lower, especially as the next academic year approaches, we need to continue to get as many people as possible vaccinated.  

“Anyone who tests positive for the virus is currently advised to wait 28 days to get vaccinated. This means that many people across Tayside had to miss their appointments for either their first or second dose in recent weeks. Now that we are 28 days past the peak of infections in Tayside, I am urging everyone who is now eligible to get jabbed.  It is really important to get the vaccine, even if you have recently had the infection, to give you the best protection possible. 

“We will continue running our drop-in clinics over the coming weeks to make sure that everyone can get both doses of the vaccine as soon as they are eligible.

“By getting the jab you are protecting yourself and people around you and helping all of us to get out of this pandemic as quickly and safely as possible.” 

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