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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.

Getting your vaccination

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is following the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice and vacc...

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is following the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice and vaccinating those most at risk first, and those who work closest with them. Based on this, the JCVI have prioritised eligibility as follows:

  1. Residents in a care home for older adults and the staff in those homes
  2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. All those 75 years of age and over
  4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  5. All those 65 years of age and over
  6. All those 60 years of age and over
  7. All those 55 years of age and over
  8. All those 50 years of age and over
  9. All those 40 years of age and over 
  10. All those aged 18-39 and living in postcodes G41, G42, G5, G51, and G52
  11. All individuals aged 16 years to 44 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality.
  12. Unpaid carers including all adult carers and young carers aged 16 to 18.

All care home residents have now had the opportunity to be vaccinated. All frontline health and social care staff an...

All care home residents have now had the opportunity to be vaccinated.

All frontline health and social care staff and care home staff have also completed their first dose of the vaccine.

People over 80 years of age have received their first dose.

People over 65 years of age and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable will receive their first dose by mid-February.

Other priority groups will follow.

There are several ways in which members of the public will be notified about their vaccination. This will be dependen...

There are several ways in which members of the public will be notified about their vaccination. This will be dependent on the priority group they belong to and the planned location of your vaccination, which could be a hospital (NHS and health and social care staff), a local GP surgery, community vaccination clinic, in a care home or for the housebound, in their own home.

People aged 80 years and over - contact by GP practice to arrange vaccination at local practice or nearby venue (i.e. nearby community centre).

People in the 75-79 age group and individuals who are in the clinically extremely vulnerable category – contact by local GP or Health and Social Care Partnership  to arrange vaccination at local practice or nearby venue (i.e. nearby community centre).

People aged 70-74 years - appointment letter with information about the vaccination appointment, which is expected to take place at a community vaccination clinic.

For all other age groups, members of the public will be contacted by letter with details of their vaccination appointment in line with Scottish Government guidance on the vaccination scheduling for cohort groups.

Each practice will roll-out the vaccination programme in line with their local requirements. GPs are responsible for ...

Each practice will roll-out the vaccination programme in line with their local requirements. GPs are responsible for notifying patients aged over 75 years of age and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (who were asked previously by the NHS to shield) and organising appointments in their respective surgeries. This may be done via letter or phone call.

The vast majority of GP practices are participating and our thanks go to them and their staff for their contribution....

The vast majority of GP practices are participating and our thanks go to them and their staff for their contribution. Where a GP practice is not vaccinating, then the Health and Social Care Partnership are vaccinating the patients.

We would encourage everyone to make sure their personal details are up to date with their GP. If a member of the publ...

We would encourage everyone to make sure their personal details are up to date with their GP. If a member of the public has moved to a new address and is concerned that their appointment letter has not been redirected, they should contact the national helpline on 0800 030 8013 the first instance.

Those aged 75 years and above and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable will go to their GP practice or a nea...

Those aged 75 years and above and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable will go to their GP practice or a nearby community centre.

The remaining priority groups will be invited to attend one of 17 vaccination centres which have been set up across the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area. 

  • Alexandria: Alexandria Community Centre
  • Barrhead: The Foundry
  • Bearsden: Allander Leisure Centre
  • Clydebank: The Hub
  • Dumbarton: Concord Centre/Denny Centre
  • Giffnock: Carmichael Hall
  • Glasgow:
    • NHS Louisa Jordan
    • Barmulloch Community Centre
    • Glasgow Club Donald Dewar, Drumchapel
    • Glasgow Club, Castlemilk
    • Glasgow Club, Easterhouse
  • Greenock: Greenock Town Hall
  • Johnstone: Johnstone Town Hall
  • Kirkintilloch: Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre
  • Paisley: Lagoon Leisure Centre
  • Port Glasgow: Town Hall
  • Renfrew: Renfrew Leisure Centre

If people are registered as housebound and cannot get to a centre then vaccination will be offered in their own home.

Local Authorities may be able to provide support with transport to and from vaccination centres. Please check your lo...

Local Authorities may be able to provide support with transport to and from vaccination centres. Please check your local council website for more details

East Dunbartonshire

East Renfrewshire

Glasgow City Council

Inverclyde

Renfrewshire 

West Dunbartonshire

Members of the public will receive an appointment with details of where to go and at what time, so we can vaccinate p...

Members of the public will receive an appointment with details of where to go and at what time, so we can vaccinate people in line with COVID guidance on social distancing.

We urge everyone to continue following the FACTS guidance when attending their COVID vaccination appointment to help minimise the spread of the virus. 

  • Face coverings in enclosed spaces, 
  • Avoid crowded places, 
  • Clean your hands regularly, 
  • Two metre distancing 
  • Self-isolate and book a test if you show any symptoms

We will ask people not to arrive more than 10 minutes before their appointment time to allow us to avoid queues developing.

We expect each appointment to take between five and ten minutes.

We expect each appointment to take between five and ten minutes.

If you are registered as housebound, you will have the opportunity to be vaccinated in your own home, otherwise you w...

If you are registered as housebound, you will have the opportunity to be vaccinated in your own home, otherwise you will be vaccinated at your local GP surgery or community clinic.

Some people receiving specialist treatment, for example renal dialysis, will be vaccinated when they attend for treatment

Under current restrictions, people who are clinically extremely vulnerable are still able to travel to vaccination centres as this is classed as an essential medical appointment.

At a national level, communications have been developed following consultation with a number of key stakeholders incl...

At a national level, communications have been developed following consultation with a number of key stakeholders including BEMIS and the Ethnic Minority National Resilience Network. The Scottish Public Health Network has also contributed on COVID related campaigns for the Gypsy/Traveller community.

Within NHSGGC, our Equalities and Human Rights Team are working with local community influencers, including faith leaders, to promote the vaccination programme and have also developed a campaign for Roma communities living in Glasgow. 

We are working with the Glasgow mosque to consider how we might use their premises to encourage trust from their community.

We have developed webinars about vaccination to focus on specific issues of fertility which has been of concern amongst certain groups.

We will working with our specialist homelessness services to ensure that we reach this group of people.

We will working with our specialist homelessness services to ensure that we reach this group of people.

For the most vulnerable patients and those 75 years old and over, we will ensure that they receive a vaccination in h...

For the most vulnerable patients and those 75 years old and over, we will ensure that they receive a vaccination in hospital. Other patients will be able to schedule an appointment on discharge via the national rebooking line.

They have been in the programme since 31st December 2020.

They have been in the programme since 31st December 2020.

Unpaid carers will be vaccinated in line with JCVI guidance. They are in Cohort 6.

Unpaid carers will be vaccinated in line with JCVI guidance. They are in Cohort 6.

All registered agencies received a letter from the Scottish Government on 29th January advising them how to access ap...

All registered agencies received a letter from the Scottish Government on 29th January advising them how to access appointments.

Breastfeeding mothers can be vaccinated.

Breastfeeding mothers can be vaccinated.

Funeral staff who are in contact with the deceased have been offered appointments.

Funeral staff who are in contact with the deceased have been offered appointments.

Specific volunteers who work with vulnerable people are being prioritised and we are working with third sector organi...

Specific volunteers who work with vulnerable people are being prioritised and we are working with third sector organisations to organise this.

At this stage the JCVI have prioritised vaccination on age and health grounds.  There is no current advice on priorit...

At this stage the JCVI have prioritised vaccination on age and health grounds.  There is no current advice on prioritisation on the grounds of occupation.

We are vaccinating in line with Scottish Government guidance, which is up to 12 weeks between doses.

We are vaccinating in line with Scottish Government guidance, which is up to 12 weeks between doses.

Full information on the vaccination can be found at www.nhsinform.scot For those who may not have access to the inte...

Full information on the vaccination can be found at www.nhsinform.scot

For those who may not have access to the internet the same information is available from the national helpline on 0800 030 8013.

Last Updated: 15 February 2021