A Covid-19 vaccination bus will be based at the Chapel Street car park in Lennoxtown on Friday 23 July for all those over 18 who have not had a first dose of vaccine, and those who have waited over eight weeks for their second dose and do not yet have an appointment booked.
Joint Council Leader Vaughan Moody explained, “Vaccination is key to managing the Covid-19 pandemic. Research shows that being vaccinated reduces the risk of becoming seriously ill or dying from Covid-19. It is important that as many people as possible get fully vaccinated, which is why we welcome the vaccination bus to East Dunbartonshire.”
The bus will be dispensing both Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines, depending on age and whether it is first or second dose. It will be on site between 9am and 7pm, with vaccinations available from 10am to 6pm, on a drop-in basis, so no appointment is necessary.
Joint Council Leader Andrew Polson added, “Our vaccination clinics at Allander Leisure Centre and Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre have been working well for appointments and drop-in clinics. By welcoming the vaccination bus to Lennoxtown, we are offering an alternative location to receive your vaccine and we’d encourage anyone who has not yet been vaccinated – from Lennoxtown and beyond – to head along to the bus on Friday.”
The clinic will be operated by both NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC) and Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS). The Chapel Street car park will close on Thursday evening, 22 July, and will remain closed for the duration of the clinic.
Full details of all Covid vaccination drop-in clinics across Greater Glasgow and Clyde can be found on the dedicated page on the NHSGGC website.