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Coronavirus / Vaccination clinic reopens

THE VACCINATION centre at the Gilbertson Park Games Hall in Lerwick has reopened following the local election.

It had been temporarily closed to allow the building to be used for voting.

This closure allowed an opportunity to make some changes to the venue, making it more welcoming for children as NHS Shetland continues to offer the Covid vaccine to all five to 11 year olds.

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The centre reopened today (Thursday), and the clinic will now mostly be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays (11am to 6.30pm) and on one Saturday each month (9am – 2.30pm).

Booked and walk in appointments will be available at each session (except for the times noted below). Children aged 5-11 cannot attend for walk-in sessions and need to have a booked appointment. The dates for May are as follows:

  • Thursday 12 May
  • Tuesday 17 May
  • Thursday 19 May
  • Tuesday 24 May
  • Thursday 26 May – there will be no walk ins 3.30pm – 5.30pm, only booked appointments for children.
  • Saturday 28 May
  • Tuesday 31 May – there will be no walk ins 3.30pm – 5.30pm, only booked appointments for children.

NHS Shetland is continuing to offer the spring booster to those who are eligible including people aged 75 and over or those who have received a letter to advise that they are eligible.

It also welcomes anyone to attend who needs to complete their primary or booster vaccination courses.

Anyone with questions, or those who wish to book an appointment or check if they are due to have a vaccine should phone 01595 743319 or email shet.vaccination-team@nhs.scot.

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