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  • Call for those who missed vaccine appointments to come forward.

    Created: 26/05/2021

    The Scottish Government has issued a call for those who missed their COVID-19 vaccine appointments to come forward.  

    Anyone who was part of vaccine priority groups 1-9 and missed their original appointment is being asked to come forward to arrange their vaccination. This includes everyone 50 or over, adults on the shielding list, anyone with underlying health conditions, and unpaid carers.

    Invitations have been issued to everyone aged 40 or over, with 30-39-year olds starting to be invited now. In the specific areas of Glasgow affected by the current outbreak, all 18-39 year olds are being invited with older age groups first.

    Anyone who believes they should have had a letter by now with details of either their first or second dose should call the national helpline or fill out the missing appointments form on the NHS Inform site. The system for handling missed appointments has recently been streamlined in order to speed up the process.

    More than three million people - two thirds of the adult population - have now received their first dose. However, in response to the new variant currently circulating in parts of the UK, and in line with updated JCVI advice, second doses which are not already scheduled, are being brought forward from 12 weeks to eight weeks across Scotland where supply allows.




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