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Coronavirus / Walk-in Covid vaccine clinic taking place this afternoon

The Pfizer vaccine. Photo: Hans J Marter/Shetland News

A WALK-in Covid vaccination clinic is taking place today (Wednesday) in Lerwick between 2pm and 7pm.

The clinic is taking place at the Independent Living Centre, with no appointment needed. It follows one held on Saturday.

It is for anyone who is aged 18 or over (or due to turn 18 before 31 October) and who is a Shetland resident (or is usually resident elsewhere in Scotland) and:

  • Has not yet had their first dose of the vaccine
  • Or had their first dose of the vaccine more than eight weeks ago, and does not have an appointment for their second.

People have been advised that, depending on demand, they may have to wait, or may be given a time to return later in the day.

Everyone who already has an appointment (for either their first or second dose) for today should attend at the arranged time.

NHS Shetland said vaccination clinics are now much less frequent, because most people who want the vaccination have received it.

The next planned clinic is in a fortnight.

“We are continuing to contact people as they become due for their second dose (about 8-9 weeks after their first dose), young people aged 16-17 who are newly eligible, young people who are coming up to their 18th birthday and those who have not been available for previous clinics,” a health board spokesperson said.

“We are currently planning clinics in August for the groups of children who are to be offered the vaccine. If you cannot attend the walk-in and would like to make an appointment for a later date, please leave a message on 01595 743319 or you can email us on shet.covidvaccinationscheduling@nhs.scot.

“Please include your name, date of birth and which dose (1st or 2nd) you require.”