There is still time to get vaccinated and arm yourself against Covid-19 as more drop-in vaccine clinics open in Ayrshire this week.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran is offering vaccination opportunities for anyone aged 18 and over as they aim to protect as many people as possible from the negative effects of coronavirus.

Adults in Ayrshire who have not yet had their COVID-19 vaccine and anyone who had a first dose eight weeks ago or more can come forward on a drop-in basis in a number of locations next week (from July 26 to August 1). 

Drop-in vaccinations are available between 8.30am and 5.30pm at the following clinics:

Monday, July 26 - Saturday, July 31 

Greenwood Conference Centre, Dreghorn

Sunday, August 1

Girvan Community Hospital

Walker Hall, Troon

NHS Ayrshire and Arran Director of Public Health Lynne McNiven said: “Drop-in opportunities continue locally and nationally and these offer people the chance to come at their own convenience, either for a first dose if they haven’t had one yet or for their second dose if it is 56 days since they had their first vaccine. It means you can grab a vaccine even if you are away from home or the area you are registered in.

“Having two doses of vaccine is the best protection against coronavirus. The virus can impact young people seriously, as well as older age groups. It is more important than ever to get your second jab so we that can continue to weaken the link between cases, hospitalisations and deaths and ensure that as many people as possible are protected.

She added: “Let’s keep going and continue to roll up our sleeves for vaccine when we get the opportunity."

These sessions can offer drop-in vaccinations in addition to appointed vaccines. If you have an appointment for any of these clinics, please attend as normal.

If you missed your vaccine appointment due to self-isolation you can attend one of the NHS Ayrshire and Arran drop-in clinics, or any drop-in clinic in mainland Scotland, regardless of where you are registered.

If you have tested positive for coronavirus and wish to rebook your vaccination appointment or attend a drop-in clinic, you must wait 28 days from testing positive to attend for vaccination.