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NHS Tayside Winter Vaccination Drop-ins This Week

NHS Tayside will be running a series of Winter Vaccination drop-in clinics this week for over 65s to get their Winter Covid Booster and their Flu Vaccination.

Two drop-ins will be held in the Pitlochry Town Hall on Wednesday 23rd of November and on Sunday 27th November 2022, with both running from 10am until 4pm. While a daily drop-in will be held at the Perth Central Clinic on St John Street from 10am until 4pm.

Currently anyone aged over the age of 50 can book their winter vaccinations via the NHS inform website, which will allow them to select or reschedule appointments, to a time which suits them.

The Flu vaccination is also being offed to all eligible children, which is all children six months and over with an eligible health condition, those aged two to five who are not yet at school (children must be aged two or above on the 1st of September 2022 to be eligible), all primary school children (P1 to P7) and all secondary school pupils (S1 to S6).

Those aged two to five (not yet in school) and those six months and above with an eligible health condition will be offered the vaccine in community clinics, while all primary and secondary pupils, including those with an eligible health condition, will be given the vaccine in school, with a consent letter sent out beforehand. All children over the age of two will be given the vaccine as a nasal spray.

The drop-in clinic is for over 65s only, all other who are eligible to receive vaccines through the winter vaccination programme should visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/wintervaccines and visit the online booking portal.

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