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Walk-in Vaccination Dates Available

Vaccinations for people who haven’t had either their second dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca in the last 12 weeks can now walk in to get their second dose.

The upcoming dates span throughout the area and across the month.

Dr Emma Fletcher, Director of Public Health, 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 the FACTS 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 2m from others and meet outdoors where possible. This virus has not gone away so we need to continue to be cautious.”

Anyone who is at 12 weeks or more since their first dose of either Pfizer or AstraZeneca can drop in to:

Caird Hall, Dundee: Monday-Sunday 10am-6pm

Dewars Centre, Perth: Monday-Sunday 2-6pm

Blairgowrie Town Hall: Wednesday-Sunday 10am-6pm

Reid Hall, Forfar: Thursday-Sunday 2-6pm

Arbroath Community Centre: Thursday-Sunday 2-6pm

Montrose Town Hall: Thursday-Sunday 2-6pm

Anyone over 40 who has not had their first vaccine (AstraZeneca only) or anyone who is 10+ weeks since their first AstraZeneca vaccine can drop in to:

Caird Hall, Dundee: Monday-Sunday 10am-6pm

Dewars Centre, Perth: Monday-Sunday 2-6pm

Blairgowrie Town Hall: Monday 10.30am-6.30pm

Reid Hall, Forfar: Thursday-Sunday 2-6pm

Arbroath Community Centre: Thursday-Sunday 2-6pm

Montrose Town Hall: Thursday-Sunday 2-6pm

The Perth and Kinross Council has also been helping the NHS run these centres, alongside an army of volunteers.

Knowing just how important these volunteers are the council are encouraging everyone to join in and do their part to help immunize Perth and Kinross.

Murray Lyle, Leader of the council, said: “The vaccination centres work with a mix of eighty per cent volunteers and twenty per cent staff in Perth and Kinross Council.

“The support from volunteers has been invaluable as we’ve rolled out this process, we need your continued support to help volunteers to progress the vaccination programme as quickly as possible.

“Hopefully you will be able to assist us.

“Vaccination centres are open seven days a week and we work in shifts of four hours, and we need volunteers to help us support the work being done by council and NHS colleagues.

“Your help would be greatly appreciated and if you are able to assist in volunteering it would be greatly appreciated.”

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