COVID-19 Vaccinations Roll Out in East Dunbartonshire

Your GP will contact you when it is your turn for the vaccination. The plan is to maximise the number of people vaccinated and give long term protection, starting with those most at risk.

The first priority groups are care home residents and staff, front line health and social care workers, and everyone over 80. The target is for the first round of doses in this group to be completed by the 5th of February. If there is not enough vaccine this may be delayed.

Next are those aged 75+, and the extremely vulnerable, with their first dose by mid-February. Everyone aged 65 or over should have theirs by early March, with everyone over 50 getting their first dose by early May. By July 2021, everyone in these groups should have had their second booster jag.

Vaccinations for people aged 80 and over are being given in Milngavie Town Hall, Kirkintilloch Town Hall and some GP Practices. Your GP will tell you exactly when and where to go when it is your turn. Leisure centres may also be used for mass vaccination; the NHS is working with the Council and the military to set this up.

Susan Murray, Scottish Liberal Democrats candidate for Strathkelvin & Bearsden, said: “I am looking forward to being vaccinated when my turn comes. A resident, aged nearly 102, told me that her vaccination was carried out very efficiently and she had no aftereffects. She wanted to share this because she hopes that this will reassure anyone who has any doubts about receiving the vaccine.”

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