Covid-19 vaccinations

Young people aged 12-15 can now attend any drop-in clinic with their parents or carers.  Please read the leaflet and materials at www.nhsinform.scot/12to15 before attending.

From week beginning Monday 27 September, blue appointment letters will also be sent out for 12-15-year-olds for our vaccination clinics. Appointment times can be rescheduled if needed.

Drop-in Clinics, including student drop ins

Drop-in clinics are running at vaccination centres across Tayside for those who are over 12 and not had their first vaccine or anyone who is at 8 weeks or more since their first vaccine.  Pfizer will be offered to 12-39-year-olds and AstraZeneca for those aged 40 and above according to the latest JCVI guidance. 

Dundee and Angus student drop ins are Pfizer only for 12-39-year-olds.

Clinic dates:

Dundee

  • Dundee & Angus College, Gardyne Road Campus, Main Reception, Wednesday 22 September, 11am-5pm
  • Abertay University, Library Café, Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 September, 11am-5pm
  • Dundee & Angus College, Kingsway Campus, Main Reception, Tuesday 21 & Thursday 23 September, 11am-5pm
  • Hilltown Community Centre, Tuesday 21 September, 1-7pm
  • Dundee University Students Association (The Union), Thursday 23 & Friday 24 September, 11am-5pm

Perth & Kinross

  • Dewars Centre, Perth, 7-days-a-week, 10am-5pm

Angus

  • Reid Hall, Forfar, 7-days-a-week, 10am-6pm
  • Arbroath Community Centre, 7-days-a-week, 10am-6pm
  • Montrose Town Hall, 7-days-a-week, 10am-6pm
  • Dundee & Angus College, Arbroath Campus, Isla Building, Wednesday 22 September, 11am-5pm

Why should you be vaccinated?

The aim is to get as many people as possible vaccinated as quickly as possible. This will drive infections to the lowest level possible, particularly as a significantly more infectious and faster spreading strain has developed.

The vaccine is not mandatory but NHS Scotland strongly recommends you get the vaccine when offered it.  It’s important you make your decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine based on reliable information. For the facts visit www.nhsinform.scot

How can I get the vaccine?

Everyone in Scotland over the age of 12 is eligible for the vaccine.  If you haven't had the vaccine yet, you can attend one of our drop-in clinics or register for an appointment online at www.nhsinform.scot/vaccineregistration or by calling 0800 030 8013.

The COVID-19 vaccine can be given at any stage during pregnancy. If you are pregnant you should discuss the risks and benefits of getting the vaccine with your clinician. There is no known risk of getting the COVID-19 vaccine when breastfeeding and there is no evidence to suggest the COVID-19 vaccines will affect fertility in women or men.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccination please visit www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine.

How do I get to my appointment?

Our community vaccination centres are accessible by car, bus, cycling or on foot.

Plan your bus journey with Xplore Dundee and Stagecoach who both run regular services in Tayside. You can also use Traveline's online journey planner or call 0141 465 1878 to speak to a travel adviser.

If you choose to cycle, there is a network of cycling routes across Tayside which can be found at sustrans.

If you prefer to walk to your appointment, you can get a route map between any two points through your phone's 'map' app or an online route planner.

If you need assistance to get to your vaccination appointment please call 0800 030 8013.

What should I expect at my vaccination appointment?

This helpful video has been produced to walk you through the process.

People who have had Covid-19 recently or are self-isolating

Anyone who has missed their vaccination appointment due to self-isolation can attend any drop-in clinic in mainland Scotland, regardless of where they are registered, or can rebook their appointment using the NHS Inform appointment checker.  If you don’t have online access, you can call the National Helpline on 0800 030 8013.

If you are a close contact of a positive case, and have completed the 10 day self-isolation period and not tested positive for coronavirus, you can attend for your vaccination on the 11th day.

If you have tested positive for Coronavirus you must wait 28 days from testing positive to attend for vaccination. 

Community languages

Vaccine explainer videos are avaiable in a number of community languages - BSLArabicCantoneseFrenchHindiRomanianPolishPunjabiSwahili and Urdu.