Over 40s can drop-in to local vaccination centre from Monday

From Monday 14 June, people aged 40 and over, who require a first or second dose of the Astra Zeneca vaccine, can drop-in to Gorebridge vaccination centre in the leisure centre.

No need to book

No appointment will be necessary at the clinic for those in the 40 and over age group.

Mass drop-in launch

The move is part of a mass drop-in launch across NHS Lothian as part of the battle against Covid-19.

Open for two weeks

The Gorebridge drop-in clinic is open for two weeks, every day from Monday 14 June until Sunday 27 June. The opening times will be 8am-6pm.

Other centres open tomorrow (Wednesday) in Lothians

Drop-in clinics will launch initially at Lowland Hall, at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston and Pyramids Vaccination centre in Bathgate from Wednesday 9 June through to Sunday (June 13).

More coming

Starting from June 14, they will run at every mass centre in Lothian, including Gorebridge, except Lowland Hall.

First or second Astra Zeneca doses

Anyone over the age of 40, who has not yet had their first dose – for whatever reason – can attend the clinic without an appointment, while those who are waiting for their second dose can turn up as long as they received their first injection of the Astra Zeneca vaccine at least eight weeks before.

Every day for 10 hours

People will be seen on a first come first served basis, and the centres will run for 10 hours every day (8am-6pm).

More information

8 Jun 2021