Get Boosted by the Bells!

With just five days left to get ‘boosted by the Bells’, NHS Forth Valley is urging all remaining over-18s to come along to a local drop-in vaccination clinic or book an appointment for their Covid-19 vaccine booster.

Young people aged 16 & 17 can also attend any of the local drop-in clinics for their second dose if it has been at least 12 weeks since their first dose and they have not tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 12 weeks.

Latest published figures show 73.5% of eligible adults aged 18 and above in Scotland have now received their booster or third dose, giving them the best possible protection against coronavirus.

Dr Graham Foster, Director of Public Health, NHS Forth Valley, said: “Getting boosted by the Bells is the best way to keep you and your loved ones safe and protect the NHS.

“We are encouraging all adults in Forth Valley who have had their second dose more than 12 weeks ago, to use their well-deserved time off over the festive period to get their Covid-19 vaccine booster, either by attending one of our local drop-in clinics or by booking an appointment online. By doing so, you will boost your immunity against coronavirus as we head into 2022.

“If you’ve not yet had your first or second dose, it is not too late to do that either. It’s really important to get both doses and your booster to give you maximum protection.”

Health Secretary Humza Yousaf visited the vaccination centre at the Dewars Centre in Perth on Monday 27th December 2021 to thank staff for their ongoing efforts over the Christmas period, and encourage people to keep coming forward.

Mr Yousaf said: “Since the emergence of the Omicron variant there has been a monumental effort by everyone on Scotland’s vaccination programme to make sure we can deliver booster vaccines as quickly as possible. That’s because it is the single best way to protect people’s health, and the NHS.

“This week we are calling on everyone in the country to rally round and do their bit by coming forward for their booster dose.”

Details of drop-in clinics offering the Covid-19 vaccine booster in Forth Valley this week are outlined below and can also be found on the NHS Forth Valley website.

Additional Information and Details of Local Drop-in Clinics

Monday 27th – Thursday 30th December 2021 – 8.30am – 7.00pm
Friday 31st December 2021 – 8,30am – 3.30pm

  • Falkirk Community Hospital
  • Stirling Health and Care Village (Education and Conference Centre)
  • Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre
  • University of Stirling (Pathfoot Building)

Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th December 2021 – 9.00am – 4.00pm

  • Forth Valley Royal Hospital from 9.00am – 4.00pm

Please note: these clinics are accessed via a separate exterior side door, to the right of the main entrance, to reduce traffic through the hospital.

To use the online portal, people will need their unique vaccination username which can be found on any previous appointment letter. If this is not readily available, it can be located or reset at NHS Inform’s “recover username” page. Those without online access, can book an appointment through the National Helpline 0800 030 8013.