Covid-19 vaccinations

Drop-in COVID-19 vaccination sessions

First and second doses

Anyone aged 12 or over can attend a drop in clinic for their first dose or for their second dose.
 
12-17s can get their second dose 12 weeks after their first.

Over 18s, and 12-17s who are in an at-risk group, can get their second dose 8 weeks after their first.

Boosters

Anyone who is over 16 can attend a drop in for their booster from 12 weeks after their second dose.

Drop-ins will take place at:

  • Dundee Central, High Street: 7-days-a-week, 10am-6pm
  • Kirkton Community Centre: 20 January, 1-7pm
  • Perth Central, St John's Centre: Monday-Saturday, 10am-4.30pm, Sunday 12-4pm
  • Atholl Leisure Centre, Pitlochry: 24 January, 10am-6pm
  • Blairgowrie Town Hall: 22, 26 & 29 January, 10am-6pm
  • Crieff Community Hospital: 20 January, 11am-4.30pm
  • 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

COVID-19 boosters

Over 16s

If you are aged 16 or over and it has been 12 weeks since your second vaccination, you can book an appointment for your booster at www.nhsinform.scot/vaccinebooking or 0800 030 8013, or visit your nearest drop-in centre.

Severely immunosuppressed

Adults aged 16 or over with a severely weakened immune system are being offered a third primary dose. They will also be offered a booster dose to extend the protection from previous doses. The booster dose can be given at least 3 months (12 weeks) after your third primary dose.  You can book an appointment at www.nhsinform.scot/vaccinebooking or 0800 030 8013.

Housebound patients

Those who are housebound have been called directly by NHS Tayside vaccination teams to arrange a suitable time for a home visit. Both the COVID booster and flu vaccines will be given at the same appointment if eligible.  If you have not been contacted for an appointment please call 01382 423108.

Frontline health and social care workers

COVID booster and flu vaccination appointments can be booked at www.nhsinform.scot/HSCWvaccination or visit your nearest drop-in centre.

First and second doses

Anyone aged over 12 who has not had a first dose or a second dose can attend NHS Tayside drop-in clinics or can book an appointment by emailing tay.c19vaxlocalenquiries@nhs.scot or calling 01382 423108.

Drop-in sessions are open to anyone over 12 who is yet to receive their first or second dose for any reason. Please come and talk to the clinic team as they are able to offer options to help you complete your course.

Why should I get a COVID-19 vaccination?

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

If you are a close contact of a positive case, you can attend for your vaccination after you have completed the self-isolation requirements where required.

Community languages

View the full-length Flu Vaccine and COVID-19 Vaccine Explainer Video in these languages: BSL, Amharic, Arabic, Cantonese, Dari, Farsi, French, HindiKurdish Sorani, Pashto, Punjabi, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Tigrinya, Urdu, Vietnamese