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Coronavirus / Health board announces dates for new vaccination clinics

Vaccination at the Gilbertson Park games hall clinic. Photo: Shetland News

EFFORTS to offer vaccinations against Covid-19 to as many people as possible are continuing in Shetland with new dates for clinics at Gilbertson Park announced.

First, second and booster doses will be offered at the following days to everybody eligible, either by appointment or ‘walk-in’:

  • Monday 10 January – Friday 14 January;
  • Tuesday 18 January – Saturday 22 January;
  • Monday 24 January – Friday 28 January.

Opening times are Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 9.30am – 4.30pm, as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays 11.30am – 6.30pm.

Appointments can be booked online at https://vacs.nhs.scot/csp or by contacting the vaccination team on 01595 743319 or email shet.vaccination-team@nhs.scot.

NHS Shetland said that alternatively people could turn up at the clinics with no appointment to get vaccinated. If the clinic is busy with pre-booked appointments people may have to wait for a short time.

The eligibility is as follows:

  • First dose – anyone aged 12 and over;
  • Second dose:
    • aged 18 and over after a minimum gap of eight weeks from first dose
    • aged 12-17 and in a clinical risk group after minimum gap of eight weeks
    • others aged 12-17 after a minimum gap of 12 weeks.
  • Booster:
    • aged 16 and over after a minimum gap of 12 weeks from second dose ;
    • in the immunosuppressed group, a minimum of 12 weeks after third dose.

A spokesperson added: “Please leave a four weeks gap (aged over 18) or 12 weeks gap (aged 12-17) after testing positive for Covid (by either LFT or PCR) before having your vaccine.”

More information on the vaccine and eligibility can be found here.

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