There are two mass vaccination centres in East Dunbartonshire for the community vaccination programme. They are in the Allander Leisure Centre Bearsden and Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre and they will open for the next stage of community vaccination from Monday 1 February.
Vaccination centres are operated by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and it is the NHS who will invite you to a vaccination centre, not necessarily in your local authority area, based on your post code.
|Allander Leisure Centre
|Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre
Attending your Vaccination appointment
Attendance at the community mass vaccination centres is strictly by appointment only. Appointments are being issued by letter in line with the Scottish Government priority order for vaccinations.
The first group who will be invited to the mass vaccination centres are those aged between 70 and 74 years old.
Those over 80 and those aged 75-79 are being invited for vaccination by their GP surgery rather than through the mass vaccination centres and should follow the instructions in their invitation. Most GPs are telephoning patients to advise of appointment details rather than sending a letter.
- You must bring your appointment letter/email/text with you
- Only arrive a maximum of 10 minutes before your appointment time to avoid queues
- Follow the directions of the car park stewards and leisure centre staff to reach the vaccination clinic
- Wear a face covering and observe 2m distancing throughout the centre
If you are unable to attend or need to change the date or time of your appointment, you should call the national helpline on 0800 030 8013 (8am to 8pm 7 days a week).
Transport to the Mass Vaccination Centres
Travel by car
There are car park facilities at the East Dunbartonshire mass vaccination centres.
For those with satnav, the post codes for the mass vaccination centres are:
Allander Leisure Centre G61 3DF
Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre G66 3DD
Capacity on public transport is constrained due to physical distancing requirements, so please leave space on public transport for those who need it most.
Bus stops are located on Milngavie Road for Allander Leisure Centre and it is approximately a 500 metre walk from the bus stop to the vaccination clinic in the Leisure Centre.
Bus stops are located on Lenzie Road for Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre and it is approximately a 260 metre walk from the bus stop to the vaccination clinic in the Leisure Centre.
If you don't have access to a car, or are unable to use active travel options, the transport information that follows can assist with information on public transport.
A Traveline Scotland helpline is available 24hours a day seven days a week for anyone with an appointment at a mass vaccination centre to check the best way to get there if they need to use public transport:
Travel Helpline 0141 465 1878 (calls are charged at local rate)
Information on the SPT My Bus bookable service can be found on their website.
Volunteer Drivers are available through local community groups for those who are unable to access the above and can be requested through contacting the National Assistance Line 0800 111 4000 which will transfer you to a local Council call handler to discuss your need.
What to expect at the Mass Vaccination Centre
NHS GGC has published information on what to expect at your vaccination appointment.
Allander Leisure Centre
Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre
What to Expect - British Sign Language video
Accessible Vaccination Guides
You can view our step-by-step accessible vaccination centre guides by clicking the links below.
Below are links to the full suite of videos, including shorter version and topic-specific cut-downs.
- View full-length COVID-19 Vaccines Explainer Video
- View shorter version of the COVID-19 Vaccines Explainer Video
- View Safety Information short video
- View Doses and Appointments short video
- View Pregnancy and Breastfeeding short video
- View Faith Leaders and Ingredients short video
Frequently Asked Questions
NHS GGC has produced responses to Frequently Asked Questions