NHS Dumfries & Galloway

COVID-19 Vaccination

Further booster vaccinations are being offered to strengthen protection against COVID-19 for people who are particularly at risk of serious illness. This winter, booster COVID vaccinations are being offered to eight groups of people:

  • People aged 65 or over

  • Residents and staff in care homes for older adults

  • People aged 6 months and over with a condition that places them at higher risk

  • Pregnant women

  • Frontline healthcare workers

  • Frontline social care workers

  • Carers (including unpaid and young carers aged 16 and over)

  • Those aged 12 or over who are a household contact of someone with a weakened immune system

If you are in one of these groups, you should already have been contacted about your vaccination appointment – please do your best to attend.

In addition, you are eligible for a free flu vaccine if you are in one of these groups:

  • Children aged 6 months to 2 years at higher risk of flu 

  • Children aged 2 to 5 (and not yet in school) on 1 September 2023

  • All primary and secondary school pupils 

  • People aged 18 to 64 with a health condition that makes them eligible

  • People aged 50 and over 

  • Nursery, primary and secondary school teachers and pupil-facing support staff 

  • Prison population, prison officers and support staff who deliver direct front-facing detention services 

  • Non-frontline NHS healthcare workers 

Please do not contact your GP to book an appointment.

More guidance and information is available on NHS Inform’s coronavirus vaccine page – https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine

Or you can call the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013, or the Dumfries and Galloway local vaccination helpline on 01387 403090.

The local vaccination helpline can also help with any questions about your appointment, including rescheduling a vaccination appointment that you cannot attend. You can also use the national vaccination portal to book or reschedule appointments – https://vacs.nhs.scot/csp

Both flu and COVID-19 vaccines will be offered to people most vulnerable to illness and, where possible, administered at the same time. Clinical advice and evidence show that administration of both vaccines together is a safe and efficient way to deliver maximum protection.

Drop in clinics

If you are eligible for a flu or COVID-19 vaccination, you can visit a drop in clinic to receive it without an appointment. You may have to wait to receive your vaccinations if the clinic is busy.

Drop in clinics will be open at the following locations:

Thursday 7th December 2023

– Castle Douglas Vaccination Centre: 09:30-12:15, 13:30-16:15

 Mountainhall Vaccination Centre: 09:30-12:15, 13:30-16:15

– Waverley Medical Centre, 09:30-12:15, 13:30-16:15

Friday 8th December 2023

– Castle Douglas Vaccination Centre: 09:30-12:15, 13:30-16:15

– Canonbie Public Hall, 09:30-12:15, 13:30-15:00

 Mountainhall Vaccination Centre: 09:30-12:15, 13:30-16:15

– Newton Stewart Hospital, 09:30-12:15, 13:30-15:00

– Thornhill Hospital, 09:30-12:15, 13:30-15:00

Monday 11th December 2023

– Lockerbie: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

– Castle Douglas Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

– Mountainhall Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

– Waverley Medical Centre: 11:15-18:30

Tuesday 12th December 2023

– Kirkcudbright Hospital: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

– Moffat Hospital: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

– Mountainhall Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

– Thornhill Hospital: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

– Waverley Medical Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

Wednesday 13th December 2023

– Mountainhall Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-19:00

– Kirkcudbright Hospital: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

– Newton Stewart Hospital: 12:00-18:00

– Annan Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-19:00

– Sanquhar Community Hall: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:00

Thursday 14th December 2023

– Castle Douglas Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

– Lockerbie: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

– Mountainhall Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

– Waverley Medical Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

Friday 15th December 2023

– Castle Douglas Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-18:30

– Mountainhall Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

– Newton Stewart Hospital: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

– Annan Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-19:00

Monday 18th December 2023

– Moffat Hospital: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

– Castle Douglas Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-18:30

– Mountainhall Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

– Waverley Medical Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

Tuesday 19th December 2023

– Kirkcudbright Hospital: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

– Annan Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-19:00

– Mountainhall Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

– Thornhill Hospital: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

– Waverley Medical Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

Wednesday 20th December 2023

– Mountainhall Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-19:00

– Kirkcudbright Hospital: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

– Newton Stewart Hospital: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

– Lockerbie: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

Thursday 21st December 2023

– Lockerbie: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

– Castle Douglas Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

– Mountainhall Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

– Waverley Medical Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

 

Friday 22nd December 2023

– Mountainhall Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

– Newton Stewart Hospital: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:00

– Annan Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

– Castle Douglas Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

Thursday 28th December 2023

– Waverley Medical Centre: 09:15-15:00

– Mountainhall Vaccination Centre: 09:15-15:00

Friday 29th December 2023

– Castle Douglas Vaccination Centre: 09:15-15:00

Wednesday 3rd January 2024

– Castle Douglas Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

– Newton Stewart Hospital: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-15:30

Thursday 4th January 2024

– Annan Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

– Mountainhall Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

Friday 5th January 2024

– Annan Vaccination Centre: 09:15-12:30, 13:30-16:30

COVID Vaccine Explainer

Further information

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine