Stirling University set to open COVID vaccination centre on campus

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A new COVID-19 vaccination centre is set to open on Saturday 14 August in the University of Stirling campus.

The new vaccination centre is currently being set up in the University’s Pathfoot building.

Credit: University of Stirling, Pathfoot building.

It will allow students, University staff and members of the public to get their COVID-19 vaccine. 

The centre will offer both drop-in and scheduled appointments.

At the moment, anyone currently living in Scotland who requires a first or second dose of the vaccine will be able to attend.

Additionally, international students arriving at the university campus and those who are not registered with a GP will also be able to attend the vaccination centre. 

It will be open seven-days-a-week from 8.30 am-7.00 pm. 

The centre will have the capacity to deliver up to 600 vaccinations a day.

Eileen Schofield, University Secretary and COVID Response Lead at the University of Stirling, said: “Vaccination is key for the protection of our students, staff and our wider community and I’m grateful for the work of both my University colleagues and NHS Forth Valley in establishing this centre.

“We are proud to be able to host this facility and, in turn, support the national effort to get people vaccinated and stop the spread of COVID-19.”

Jillian Taylor, NHS Forth Valley’s Operational Lead for the Covid-19 vaccination programme, said: “It’s great to be able to offer an additional vaccination clinic on the University of Stirling site, particularly for young people who may not have taken up the offer of vaccination.

“Anyone who is aged 18 or over by 31 October 2021 can attend this new vaccination clinic or any of the other clinics here in Forth Valley, or anywhere in Scotland.

“We know that getting both doses of the vaccine offers maximum protection against the virus, so if it has been eight weeks or more since your first jab, please attend for your second one. Details of local drop-in clinics are available on our website.”

Image credit: Harry Williamson

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