• Kenneth Gibson MSP

COVID-19 Vaccinations for People aged 40-49

Ayrshire vaccination clinics are now welcoming people aged between 40 and 49 to come forward for their COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

So far, the clinics have been well attended and the uptake for vaccination has been high. However, there has been a delay for some local people receiving their blue envelope invitation letter in the post. This means that a small number of people due to be vaccinated soon may not have received their details yet.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran Assistant Director or Public Health, Lisa Davidson said:

“We work with the national scheduling system to invite local people to clinics we run for the mass vaccination programme, so appointment letters are printed and posted from a central point.

“The vast majority of people receive their appointment letter with the details of their scheduled vaccination in plenty of time, but we have become aware of issues for a small number of people either getting their letter very close to their appointment or after it was due to happen.”

The national helpline 0800 030 8013 is available 8am - 8pm, seven days a week. Please call if you are an Ayrshire resident aged 40-49 who has not yet received a vaccination appointment letter.

Details on vaccination clinics are available on the NHS Ayrshire & Arran website.

Please click on the area relevant to your home address.