Coronavirus: NHS Lanarkshire increases the number of appointments for vaccine second doses

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NHS: How to change or cancel a COVID-19 vaccine appointment
NHS: How to change or cancel a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

An additional 1000 daily appointments will be made available at the Covid-19 vaccination supercentre at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.

NHS Lanarkshire has announced that the appointments will run from this Wednesday, June 9 to next Tuesday, June 15 for second doses and are open to people who received their first dose before April 1 and who:

· don’t have a second dose appointment yet;

· have an appointment and wish to bring it forward; or

· did not attend their initial second dose appointment.

Dr Mark Russell, Lead for the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Lanarkshire, said: “We have been able to increase the number of second dose appointments we can offer due to the support we are receiving from the Armed Forces. This means we can give people the opportunity to bring forward their second doses if they wish, which will help to protect more people as quickly as possible.”

The health board is urging people to reschedule appointments online in the first instance – details will be on appointment letters. However, anyone who does not have a letter should visit www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments/rearrange-or-opt-out-of-your-coronavirus-vaccination-appointment

Dr Russell added: “Vaccination against covid-19 has never been more important. To help continue on our road back to normality we need to make sure as many people as possible are vaccinated. It is also important to attend for both doses, for longer lasting protection.”

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