A series of drop-in clinics are to set to take place in Fife next week where locals can turn up and get vaccinated against COVID-19 without an appointment.

Anyone over the age of 40 who has not yet had their first dose for whatever reason can attend the clinics. 

Similarly, people of any age awaiting their second dose Astra Zeneca vaccination can also attend so long as they received their first dose at least eight weeks before.

All drop-in clinics will operate from 12-8pm.

The drop-in clinics will take place at the following mass vaccination venues:

Tuesday 22 June 2021

Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline

Savoy Community Centre, Methil

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Former Argos store, Kingdom Centre, Glenrothes

Thursday 24 June 2021

Former M&S store, High Street, Kirkcaldy

The new clinics follow a successful test event at Lochgelly Centre last week, where around 160 people were vaccinated without a prior appointment.

Chief Pharmacist and Director of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Fife, Ben Hannan, said: “While the vast majority of people in Fife who have been offered vaccination against COVID-19 have taken it, we are aware there are some who haven’t yet taken up that offer for whatever reason.

“The vaccination has been shown to be effective at reducing the risk of serious illness from COVID-19 and it remains the best available protection against the virus and its effects.

"With COVID-19 still circulating in communities across Fife, there has never been a more important time to get vaccinated so we’re urging those who haven’t yet had the jab to take up the offer and visit one of our drop-in clinics next week.”

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Fife, visit: www.nhsfife.org/coronavirus.