• Ayrshire Daily News

Drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic – Kilwinning 23 May

NHS Ayrshire & Arran will be offering vaccinations on a drop-in basis at Kilwinning

Academy this Sunday 23 May 2021.

The clinic does not require an appointment and is open to anyone in the first nine

priority cohorts for vaccination who has not yet taken up the offer of a COVID-19

vaccine. That includes:


 everyone aged over 50 years old,

 under 50s who are unpaid carers,

 under 50s with underlying health conditions that make them more vulnerable

to COVID-19,

 under 50s who are members of a shielding household, and

 health and social care workers.


With new variants of concern now circulating in Scotland, it is more important than

ever to be protected against the negative impacts of the coronavirus.


NHS Ayrshire & Arran Director of Public Health Lynne McNiven said:


“We want as many people as possible who are eligible for their vaccine to come

forward and roll up their sleeve. If you have already been invited but did not attend

your appointment – for whatever reason – it is not too late to be vaccinated.


“This is a drop-in clinic for anyone in cohorts 1 to 9 as set out by the Joint Committee

on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). You simply turn up on the day and our

vaccinators will be able to see you, there is no need to have an appointment.


“Our vaccination program is making a real difference in our communities and has

significantly reduced the number of infections and hospitalizations locally. We can

continue making this progress and getting back to something more like normal if

people support us by coming forward for the vaccine when offered.”


The clinic is open to people from across Ayrshire from cohort 1 to 9 who have

not yet had the first dose. It is running from 1pm-5pm at Kilwinning Academy,

Dalry Road, Kilwinning KA13 7HD.