The vaccination bus run by NHS Lothian and the Scottish Ambulance Service will be at Westside Plaza tomorrow, 27 July 2021, 11.00am – 7.00pm.
Anyone over the age of 18 who requires either a first or second dose (provided they received the first vaccine more than eight weeks ago) of the vaccine can attend – no appointment necessary.
Visiting the vaccination bus in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Nicola Steedman said:
The vaccination programme has been a huge success and it is great to see so many people taking advantage of the mobile units. I want to thank NHS Lothian and the Scottish Ambulance Service for their help in adding this option to the programme and, of course, every single person involved in the roll-out in Scotland.
Our route out of this pandemic is getting as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible, that is why we are urging people to get jagged in July. We are currently working our way through the remaining people in the 18-29 year old group and would welcome them at the vaccination bus if they want to pop in while they are out shopping or walking.
If the mobile unit isn’t near you, remember you can attend one of the drop-in clinics being run in all mainland health boards. You can also rearrange the location of your appointment online if, for example, it is more convenient for you to be vaccinated closer to your work than home.
All of the evidence says that the vaccines are working as we continue to battle the faster-transmitting Delta variant which is now dominant so I urge everyone to take advantage of the vaccination programme which is open to every adult in Scotland.
NHS Lothian Director of Nursing for Primary and Community Care Pat Wynne said:
The mobile unit is rolling out across Lothian to help us reach into communities and take the lifesaving vaccine to them. It is a great boost to our vaccination programme and will complement the drop-in clinics that are already running at our mass vaccination sites and in local, smaller clinics.
We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to get their COVID-19 vaccination because we know how crucially important it is. I would encourage anyone who is near these locations this week, and is yet to be vaccinated, not to miss the bus and come forward.