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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

*UPDATED* Hospital visiting changes, home testing kits, Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.

COVID Vaccinations

When will you get your vaccination 

The COVID-19 vaccination programme across Greater Glasgow and Clyde is being rolled out in accordance with the priority list agreed by the Scottish Government and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

It will take some time to invite everyone, so please wait to be invited for your vaccination over the coming weeks.

To keep updated on who is currently being vaccinated and for other COVID-19 vaccine information, please visit www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine.

If you think you should have been invited to your vaccination by now, you can access the missing invites form at www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments/missing-appointment-details. Your enquiry will then be looked into. You will receive a communication within a couple of days.


People aged 16 and under

People under 16 are not currently being invited for vaccinations.


People aged 16-69 who are classified as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV)

People in this group will have received a letter from Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer to advise them that they have been added to the shielding list.  This will be either because they have a condition included in the shielding criteria agreed by the 4 Chief Medical Officers of the UK or because they have been added by their GP or hospital clinician based on their clinical judgement. 

Although everyone (with the exception of carers and younger adults in long-stay nursing and residential care settings) within this group will fall into the list of health conditions further down the page, those in group 4 have been invited for their vaccination first because they have had more recent treatment, a more advanced condition, which makes them at highest risk of severe illness from COVID-19. 

People who were on the shielding list by 1 February 2021 should have already been invited to their vaccination. Those people added to the shielding list after this date should await their invite in the near future.


People aged 16 to 64 years with underlying health conditions

People in this group who have underling health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality, who are not on the shielding list are being offered the vaccine. These people are being identified by a modified version of the flu vaccine list.


Younger adults in long-stay nursing and residential care settings

Many younger adults in residential care settings will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine because they fall into one of the clinical risk groups (for example learning disabilities). Given the likely high risk of exposure in these settings, vaccination of the whole resident population is recommended. 

Younger residents in care homes for the elderly will also be at a higher risk of exposure. Although they may be at lower risk of mortality than older residents, they will have been offered the coronavirus vaccine at the same time as other residents in care homes for older people.


Unpaid carers aged 16 to 64

People in this group are now beginning to be offered vaccination alongside adults with eligible at-risk health conditions (priority group 6). Those unpaid carers aged 65 and over should have been offered the vaccine earlier in priority groups 2 to 5.

The Scottish Government is using the definition for an unpaid carer as set out in the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 however for the purposes of vaccinations this will not cover those who provide only remote care. 

Some NHS boards are now beginning to call forward a limited number of carers identified through GP systems and social security data of those on relevant benefits, as vaccine supply allows. Carers do not have to do anything at this time if they have not received their appointment letter, are not on benefits or if they are not registered with their GP as a carer.

Further information will be available shortly about the forthcoming self-referral system for carers in Scotland which we expect to launch in early March. A dedicated national marketing campaign will be launched alongside the self-referral system to raise awareness and encourage carers to come forward.


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People aged 80 and over 

People in this age group are being contacted by their GP, who will give details of when and where they will receive their vaccination, which may be at the local GP surgery or community clinic.


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People aged 75-79

People in the 75-79 age group are being contacted by their GP with details of when and where they will receive their vaccination, which may be at the local GP surgery or community clinic.


People aged 45-74

People aged 45 to 74 will receive a letter inviting them to attend one of 17 community vaccination clinic in our six local authority areas.

The clinic they will be invited to attend will in the majority of cases be the one closest to their home, and in some cases that may be in a neighbouring local authority area. For a list of vaccination clinics, see ‘Vaccination Clinics’ below.


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People who have been shielding

People in the clinically extremely vulnerable (shielding group) are being contacted by their GP with details of when and where they will receive their vaccination, which may be at the local GP surgery or community clinic.


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People who are housebound

People within this group are being contacted by their GP with details of when they will receive their vaccination. Vaccinations are being administered by district nursing teams within Health and Social Care Partnerships.


Vaccination clinics

The locations of the 17 vaccination clinics in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area have been agreed with local authorities and meet a range of criteria to allow vaccinations to be delivered safely and also to be able to accommodate significant numbers of people.

The following is a list of the community clinics – to find where they are, and to get directions on Google Maps, click on the venues below. 

Allander Leisure Centre  Milngavie Rd, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 3DF Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre  Parkview Ave, Kirki...

Allander Leisure Centre 

Milngavie Rd, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 3DF

Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre 

Parkview Ave, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow, G66 3DD  

The Foundry, Barrhead  Main Street, Barrhead, G78 1SW Carmichael Hall, Giffnock  Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Rd, Gi...

The Foundry, Barrhead 

Main Street, Barrhead, G78 1SW

Carmichael Hall, Giffnock 

Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Rd, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46 7JS

Click the venue for directions on Google Maps. SSE Hydro Exhibition Way, Stobcross Rd, Glasgow G3 8YW Barmulloch C...

Click the venue for directions on Google Maps.

SSE Hydro

Exhibition Way, Stobcross Rd, Glasgow G3 8YW

Barmulloch Community Centre 

46 Wallacewell Quadrant, Glasgow, G21 3PX

Castlemilk - Glasgow Club 

28 Dougrie Rd, Glasgow, G45 9NH

Drumchapel - Glasgow Club Donald Dewar 

220 Garscadden Rd, Glasgow, G15 8SX

Easterhouse - Glasgow Club 

12 Auchinlea Rd, Glasgow, G34 9HQ

Greenock Town Hall  Cathcart Square, Greenock, PA15 1LS Port Glasgow Town Hall  Shore St, Port Glasgow, PA14 5HD

Greenock Town Hall 

Cathcart Square, Greenock, PA15 1LS

Port Glasgow Town Hall 

Shore St, Port Glasgow, PA14 5HD

Johnstone Town Hall  25 Church St, Johnstone, PA5 8EG Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley  11 Christie St, Paisley, PA1...

Johnstone Town Hall 

25 Church St, Johnstone, PA5 8EG

Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley 

11 Christie St, Paisley, PA1 1NB

Renfrew Leisure Centre 

Paisley Rd, Renfrew, PA4 8JL

Alexandria Community Centre Main St, Alexandria, G83 0NU The Hub, Clydebank 405 Kilbowie Rd, Clydebank, G81 2TX Con...

Alexandria Community Centre 
Main St, Alexandria, G83 0NU

The Hub, Clydebank 
405 Kilbowie Rd, Clydebank, G81 2TX

Concord Centre/Denny Centre, Dumbarton 
St Mary's Way, Dumbarton, G82 1LJ


List of Health Conditions

The list below shows the health conditions which may mean people aged 16 and over are at higher risk of serious disease and mortality from COVID-19, meaning they should take their vaccination when it is offered to them. 

Chronic respiratory disease

Severe lung conditions, including: 

  • asthma that requires continuous or repeated use of systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospital admission (patients who are well controlled on asthma inhalers are not eligible in priority group 6 for coronavirus vaccination)
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema bronchiectasis
  • cystic fibrosis
  • interstitial lung fibrosis
  • pneumoconiosis
  • bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)

Chronic heart disease and vascular disease

Conditions such as:

  • congenital heart disease
  • hypertension with cardiac complications
  • chronic heart failure
  • individuals requiring regular medication and/or follow-up for ischaemic heart disease
  • atrial fibrillation
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • venous thromboembolism

Chronic kidney disease

Conditions such as:

  • chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5
  • chronic kidney failure
  • nephrotic syndrome
  • kidney transplantation

Chronic liver disease

Conditions such as: 

  • cirrhosis
  • biliary atresia
  • chronic hepatitis

Chronic neurological disease

Conditions such as:

  • stroke
  • transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • conditions in which respiratory function may be compromised due to neurological disease (e.g. polio syndrome sufferers)
  • cerebral palsy
  • learning disabilities
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • multiple sclerosis
  • epilepsy
  • dementia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • motor neurone disease and related or similar conditions
  • hereditary and degenerative disease of the nervous
  • system or muscles
  • severe neurological disability

Diabetes mellitus

Any diabetes, including diet-controlled diabetes.

Immunosuppression

Conditions or treatments such as:

  • immunosuppression due to disease or treatment, including patients undergoing chemotherapy leading to immunosuppression
  • undergoing radical radiotherapy
  • solid organ transplant recipients
  • bone marrow or stem cell transplant recipients
  • HIV infection at all stages
  • multiple myeloma or genetic disorders affecting the immune system (e.g. IRAK-4, NEMO, complement disorder, SCID)
  • receiving immunosuppressive or immunomodulating biological therapy including, but not limited to anti-TNF, alemtuzumab, ofatumumab and rituximab
  • receiving protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
  • being treated with steroid-sparing agents such as cyclophosphamide and mycophenolate mofetil
  • being treated with or likely to be treated with systemic steroids for more than a month at a dose equivalent to prednisolone at 20mg or more per day for adults

This also includes:

  • anyone with a history of haematological malignancy, including leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma
  • anyone with systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis,
  • anyone with psoriasis who may require long term immunosuppressive treatments

Asplenia or dysfunction of the spleen

This also includes conditions that may lead to splenic dysfunction, such as homozygous sickle cell disease, thalassemia major and coeliac syndrome.

Morbid obesity

Adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than or equal to 40.

Severe mental illness

Conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or any mental illness that causes severe functional impairment.

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Last Updated: 28 April 2021