‘Pop-up’ vaccine clinics for over-70s and ‘highest risk’ residents

OLDER and ‘highest risk’ people in Inverclyde can access a Covid-19 vaccine booster jab or flu immunisation closer to home thanks to two ‘pop-up’ clinics in Gourock and Kilmacolm.

The temporary centres at the Gamble Halls and The Cargill Centre are for the over-70s and those who were previously on the ‘shielding’ list, now known as ‘highest risk’, who are struggling to get to the main vaccination venues at Greenock or Port Glasgow town halls.

People can now book appointments or reschedule existing ones, using the blue letter invitation, online or over the phone.

Gamble Halls in Gourock where Inverclyde's asymptomatic Covid-19 testing centre is located
The Gamble Halls in Gourock is one of two 'pop-up' vaccination clinics being set up in Inverclyde.

Councillor Robert Moran, Inverclyde’s health and social care convener, said: “It’s important that we make both coronavirus booster jabs and flu jags as accessible as possible, especially to our older and ‘highest risk’ residents to ensure they have protection against both viruses as we head into winter. 

“While both clinics at Greenock and Port Glasgow town halls have been hugely successful for flu and covid vaccines over the last year or so and uptake has been generally excellent, the addition of these two community-based venues will only help boost uptake further by making it easier for people to attend appointments closer to home.”

The Gourock Gamble Halls clinics will be open on 28 and 30 October and 4, 5 and 6 November.

Kilmacolm New Community Centre (Cargill Centre) appointments will be available on 28, 29 and 30 October and 4, 5 and 6 November.

For more information and to book or reschedule an appointment, visit www.nhsinform.scot or phone the free, national helpline on 0800 030 8013.