“I would encourage local residents who have still to get a Covid vaccination or booster, or even their flu vaccination – to drop in at the mobile vaccination unit when it visits Ferguslie this Friday (13th January)”, said Councillor Kenny MacLaren.
The NHS have announced that a mobile vaccination unit will be visiting Ferguslie on Friday 13 January 2023 to support the winter vaccination programme. It will be located at St Ninians car park, Blackstoun Rd, Ferguslie, Paisley PA3 1NR and the drop-in clinic will be open from 9am to 4pm.
The flu vaccination will be offered to anyone aged 50 or over on a first come, first served basis. They will also be offered the Covid-19 booster vaccination, providing it is a minimum three months since their last dose, or if they are yet to receive their primary dose. There will be a set number of vaccinations available on the day so anyone visiting is advised to do so as early as they can.
Councillor Kenny MacLaren added:
“It’s important to make sure you have your Covid vaccination and regular boosters to give you a better chance of dealing with Covid if you are unfortunate enough to contract it.”
Councillor Mags MacLaren said:
“This vaccination unit will also be dispensing flu vaccinations to anyone over 50 on a first come, first served basis – so get along early. With so many people in hospital due to flu it’s important to get as much protection as possible.”
Anyone who has been offered an appointment before this date should attend their appointment rather than wait for the mobile unit. If you’re eligible and haven’t yet received an appointment, you can call 0800 030 8013 to make one at an NHSGGC community clinic or you can book an appointment online at https://vacs.nhs.scot/csp.
For more information on the winter vaccination programme, including for over 65s, frontline health and social care workers, non-frontline NHS workers and those at a higher risk of coronavirus or flu due to underlying health conditions, you can visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/winter-vaccines.