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When will you get your vaccination and your eligibility

The COVID-19 vaccination programme across Greater Glasgow and Clyde is being rolled out in accordance with the priority list agreed by the Scottish Government and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Booster doses will be offered 3 months after your second COVID-19 vaccination if eligible.
Everyone aged over 18 is now eligible.

To keep updated on who is currently being vaccinated and for other COVID-19 vaccine information:.

  • If you are over 18 you cannot be vaccinated if you have tested positive for COVID in the last 28 days.
  • If you are under 18 you cannot be vaccinated if you have tested positive for COVID in the last 84 days.

Information for specific groups

People who are immunosuppressed 

The JCVI has recommended that individuals who are severely immunosuppressed aged 12 and over have a third Covid-19 vaccination.

This is because people who have a weakened immune system may not have had a full response to the vaccine and are therefore less protected than the wider population.

This includes some people who have received organ transplants, people with cancer and people with HIV
There must be at least eight weeks between the second and third dose of vaccine.

Those who fall into this group have been contacted by the Board and are now eligible for a booster – they will be invited by letter for this appointment.

Young people aged 12 to 15 years old

People aged between 12-15 years old have received an invitation to attend for their Covid-19 vaccination based on the recommendations of the four UK Chief Medical Officers.

From Monday 3 January 2022, 12-15 year olds are eligible to receive a second dose. Those eligible will receive a letter with appointment details.

About your COVID vaccination appointment

Attending your appointment

On the day of your appointment

  • Please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible. This will help avoid queues and issues with social distancing
  • Please wear a face covering while travelling to and from and during your appointment
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Please bring your letter, or booking reference numbers if your appointment is at a vaccination centre.

It is extremely important that you do not attend if:

  • You are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • You have tested positive in the last 28 days
  • You are self-isolating as you are a close contact
  • If you are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test.

If you develop symptoms you should self-isolate and reschedule your appointment for after the self-isolation period.

What to do if you need to reschedule your appointment

Appointments are being allocated at the vaccination centre closest to your home postcode.

If you are unable to attend or cannot get to this location, you can change it online at www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments

Or you can call the helpline number to rearrange your appointment 7 days a week, 8.00am to 8.00pm on 0800 030 8013.

Please note this number is for rescheduling appointments only, members of staff on this line are unable to provide an initial appointment date.

Our drop-in service

Our clinics are very busy, so we would like to encourage people to book wherever possible to avoid queuing at clinics.

If you need to book a first appointment, please book here or call the helpline on 0800 030 8013 to make an appointment. Appointments, including same-day appointments, are available at all of our sites.

If you have been unable to attend a booked appointment, even if this was some time ago then you can rearrange your appointment online here:

12-15 year olds are able to attend for their second dose from the 3rd January, 12 weeks or longer since their first.

Drop-ins are open to those:

  • Who have not had a first dose of vaccine;
  • Who have waited over 8 weeks for their second dose (if 18 or older);
  • Who have waited over 12 weeks for their second dose (if aged 12 to 17)
  • Are aged 16 and over and have not had a booster dose 12 weeks after their second.

Those eligible for one booster dose are:

  • Anyone aged 16 and over;
  • children and young people aged 12 to 15 years who are severely immunosuppressed and who have had a third primary dose;
  • children and young people aged 12 to 15 who are in an identified clinical risk group or who are a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed.

Boosters will only be given 12 weeks after the previous dose. This should be taken into account when making an appointment.

Those eligible for a second booster are:

  • Those who will be 75 years old by 30/6/2022;
  • Some adults in identified clinical risk groups.

Appointments for second boosters will be issued by letter.

For full information see The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (nhsinform.scot)

Drop-In Vaccination Clinics

Drop in for your COVID Vaccination

Our clinics are very busy, so we would like to encourage people to book wherever possible to avoid queuing at clinics.

If you need to book a first appointment, please book here or call the helpline on 0800 030 8013 to make an appointment. Appointments, including same day appointments, are available at all of our sites.

If you have been unable to attend a booked appointment, even if this was some time ago then you can rearrange your appointment online. Rearrange or opt-out of your vaccination appointment | The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (nhsinform.scot)

  • If you are over 18 you cannot be vaccinated if you have tested positive for COVID in the last 28 days.
  • If you are under 18 you cannot be vaccinated if you have tested positive for COVID in the last 84 days.

12-15 year olds are able to attend for their second dose from the 3rd January, 12 weeks or longer since their first.

Drop-ins are open to those:

  • Who have not had a first dose of vaccine;
  • Who have waited over 8 weeks for their second dose (if 18 or older);
  • Who have waited over 12 weeks for their second dose (if aged 12 to 17)
  • Are aged 16 and over and have not had a booster dose 12 weeks after their second.

Those eligible for one booster dose are:

  • Anyone aged 16 and over;
  • children and young people aged 12 to 15 years who are severely immunosuppressed and who have had a third primary dose;
  • children and young people aged 12 to 15 who are in an identified clinical risk group or who are a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed.

Boosters will only be given 12 weeks after the previous dose. This should be taken into account when making an appointment.

For full information see The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (nhsinform.scot)

Mobile vaccination unit

Thursday 26th May Balloch Car Park, Drymen Road, G83 8HS Open 10.00am until 5.00pm

Friday 27th May Knightswood Community Centre, 201 Alderman Road, G13 3DD Open 10.00am until 5.00pm

Drop-In Vaccination Clinics

Thursday 26th May

Glasgow Central Mosque, 1 Mosque Avenue, G5 9TA Open 10.00am until 7.00pm

Glasgow Club Easterhouse, 12 Auchinlea Road, G34 9HQ 3.30pm until 7.00pm

Greenock Town Hall, Clyde Square, PA15 10.00am until 7.00pm

Friday 27th May

Alexandria Community Centre, Main Street, G83 0NU Open 10.00am until 7.00pm

Glasgow Club Easterhouse, 12 Auchinlea Road, G34 9HQ 3.30pm until 7.00pm

The Hub Community Education Centre, 405 Kilbowie Road, G81 2TX Open 10.00am until 7.00pm

Kirkintilloch Town Hall, Union Street, G66 1HN Open 10.00am until 7.00pm

Partick Burgh Hall, 9 Burgh Hall Street, Glasgow, G11 5LW Open 10.00am until 7.00pm

Renfrew Leisure Centre, Paisley Road, PA4 8JL Open 10.00am until 7.00pm

Saturday 28th May

Barmulloch Community Centre, 46 Wallacewell Quadrant, G21 3PX Open 11.00am until 4.00pm

Carmichael Hall, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, G46 7JS Open 10.00am until 7.00pm

Sunday 29th May

Barrhead Health and Care Centre, 213 Main Street, G78 1SA Open 10.00am until 7.00pm

Concord Community Centre, St Mary’s Way, Dumbarton, G82 1LJ Open 10.00am until 7.00pm

Glasgow Club Castlemilk, 28 Dougrie Road, G45 9NH Open 10.00am until 7.00pm

Lagoon Leisure Centre, 11 Christie Street, Paisley, PA1 1NB Open 10.00am until 7.00pm

Milngavie Town Hall, 71 Station Rd, G62 8BZ Open 10.00am until 7.00pm

Partick Burgh Hall, 9 Burgh Hall Street, Glasgow, G11 5LW Open 10.00am until 7.00pm

What to expect after your vaccination

The COVID-19 vaccine will be given in two doses. You will be advised when to return for your second dose. It is important to get both doses to protect yourself against COVID-19.

Some people may experience side-effects after getting the vaccine. These are usually mild and may include:

  • Tenderness, swelling and/or redness at the injection site
  • Headache
  • Muscle ache
  • Feeling tired
  • Fever/high temperature (37.8°C or greater).

A less common side effect is swelling of the glands which could start a few days after the vaccine and may last for up to 2 weeks.

This is to be expected and is a sign of the immune system responding to the vaccine.

COVID-19 booster vaccination programme

Update – 30/12/21

Appointments are available to book on line at Login – Customer Service (nhs.scot) or by calling the national helpline on 0800 030 8013.

Appointments are no longer being issued by letter.

If you are over 18 you cannot be vaccinated if you have tested positive for COVID in the last 28 days. If you are under 18 you cannot be vaccinated if you have tested positive for COVID in the last 84 days.

Which vaccine will be administered during the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme?
  • Those eligible will be offered a booster dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or Moderna vaccine
  • If for any reason you are not able to have one of those vaccines, you will be offered a dose of AstraZeneca (if you received this vaccine in your primary course)
  • All of these vaccines are safe and highly effective, and the NHS will ensure you are offered a vaccine suitable for you.

Can I choose whether I receive a Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine?
  • No, but both vaccines are highly effective and provide a strong booster response
  • When you attend your booster vaccination appointment, you will be offered a safe, effective vaccine that has been taken up by millions of people and has saved more than 120,000 lives in England alone
  • If you have any concerns, discuss with your GP or healthcare professional.
The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) guidance on boosters positions the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine ahead of the Moderna vaccine, does that mean Moderna is second choice?
  • Both vaccines are safe and very effective and provide high levels of protection
  • The JCVI said people should be offered Pfizer/BioNTech or alternatively Moderna, they did not say one was better than the other. They are both extremely effective vaccines made in a similar way from mRNA technology.
Why is the JCVI recommending a half dose of Moderna?
  • JCVI has reviewed the latest epidemiology of COVID-19 in the UK, mathematical modelling, data on vaccine safety and vaccine effectiveness, and data from trials undertaken to understand the immunological impact of booster vaccinations
  • Data from the COV-BOOST trial indicate that booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines are generally well tolerated and provide a substantial increase in vaccine-induced immune responses
  • In particular, mRNA vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) provide a strong booster effect. These results are consistent with those from other studies that examined the effect of half dose Moderna vaccine following primary courses of full or half doses of Moderna vaccination
  • A half dose of Moderna vaccine is advised over a full dose due to the levels of reactogenicity (common “expected” side-effects) seen following boosting with a full dose within the COV-BOOST trial.
The JCVI has recommended mRNA vaccines as a booster dose – what does this mean for people who can’t have mRNA vaccines?

Where mRNA vaccines cannot be offered e.g. due to contraindication, vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine may be considered for those who received AstraZeneca vaccine in their primary course.

If you have not yet received the 1st or 2nd dose of vaccination

For those individuals who declined their vaccination initially or missed their appointment and now wish to be vaccinated, please contact the national helpline on 0800 030 8013 or register online at: nhsinform.scot/vaccineregistration

Vaccination Clinics

The locations of the 19 vaccination clinics in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area have been agreed with local authorities and meet a range of criteria to allow vaccinations to be delivered safely and also to be able to accommodate significant numbers of people.

You’ll find a list of the community clinics below or find them on Google Maps.

East Dunbartonshire
  • Milngavie Town Hall: 71 Station Rd, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 8BZ
  • Kirkintilloch Town Hall: Kirkintilloch, Glasgow G66 1HN
Renfrewshire
  • Tweedie Hall: Bridge St, Linwood, Paisley PA3 3DB
  • Renfrew Leisure Centre: Paisley Rd, Renfrew PA4 8JL
  • Johnstone Town Hall: 25 Church St, Johnstone, PA5 8EG
  • Lagoon Leisure Centre: 11 Christie St, Paisley, PA1 1NB
East Renfrewshire
  • Barrhead Health and Care Centre
  • Carmichael Hall, Giffnock – Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Rd, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 7JS
Glasgow City
  • Partick: Partick Burgh Hall, 9 Burgh Hall St, Partick, Glasgow G11 5LW
  • Castlemilk: Glasgow Club, 28 Dougrie Rd, Glasgow, G45 9NH
  • Barmulloch: Community Centre, 46 Wallacewell Quadrant, Glasgow, G21 3PX
  • Glasgow Central Mosque: 1 Mosque Avenue, G5 9TA
  • Easterhouse: Glasgow Club: 12 Auchinlea Rd, Glasgow, G34 9HQ
  • Drumchapel: Glasgow Club Donald Dewar: 220 Garscadden Rd, Glasgow, G15 8SX
West Dunbartonshire
  • The Hub, Clydebank: 405 Kilbowie Rd, Clydebank G81 2TX
  • Alexandria Community Centre: Main St, Alexandria, G83 0NU
  • Concord Centre/Denny Centre: Dumbarton – St Mary’s Way, Dumbarton, G82 1LJ
Inverclyde
  • Greenock Town Hall: Cathcart Square, Greenock, PA15 1LS
  • Port Glasgow Town Hall: Shore St, Port Glasgow, PA14 5HD