NHS Dumfries & Galloway

COVID-19 Vaccines

Drop-in Clinics are currently paused.

Vaccinations against COVID-19 are currently taking place within Dumfries and Galloway in the form of scheduled clinic appointments.

Anyone aged 12 plus who has yet to make an appointment for a first COVID-19 vaccination, is encouraged to contact the local helpline by calling 01387 403090 between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, email dg.covidenquiries@nhs.scot

You can also register online by visiting www.nhsinform.scot/vaccineregistration

Transport support is also available, and details can be obtained by phoning 01387 403090 between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, email dg.covidenquiries@nhs.scot

These contact details should also be employed by anyone requiring translation or interpretation services associated with COVID vaccination.

Details about the current status:
 
First dose vaccinations: Anyone eligible can still secure a first dose COVID-19 vaccination by calling the local helpline on 01387 403090 from 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri or emailing dg.covidenquiries@nhs.scot to arrange an appointment.  First dose vaccinations are currently being rolled out to those aged 5 to 11 via scheduled appointments, 
 
Second dose vaccinations: Any adult who is now at least eight weeks since their first dose vaccination can book their second by calling the local helpline on 01387 403090 from 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri or emailing dg.covidenquiries@nhs.scot to arrange an appointment. 
 
Third dose vaccinations: These have been provided to people who have weakened immune systems, with details on appointments provided by letter.
 
Booster vaccinations: Booster jags are being provided to those identified as being eligible, at least 12 weeks following their second. In line with the prioritisation of groupings set out by the JCVI, these have now been offered to all residents and staff at care homes in the region, subject to any local restrictions due to COVID. Boosters are also being provided to health and social care workers, and are currently being provided to people aged 18 plus, unpaid Carers and household contacts of the immune-suppressed. As part of Scotland-wide moves, no appointment letters are planned for these people. Instead, all those in these next eligible groups need to now take action themselves – visiting the new national online portal to pick a location and timeslot for their COVID booster and/or flu vaccination. Visit https://vacs.nhs.scot/csp or telephone 0800 030 8013.
 
Second Booster vaccinations: A second round of booster vaccinations is now being rolled out to over 75s, people who live in older adult care homes, and people aged 12 and above who are immuno-suppressed. These are by appointment only, with appointment letters going out to all recipients providing a time and a location for their vaccination once they have reached 24 weeks from their last vaccination. Across Scotland, a national appointing system is being employed for people within this age group. Locally, an issue has been identified where a small number of people have been asked to attend scheduled vaccination clinics some distance from their registered abode. We apologise for the distress that this has caused, and are keen to promote that anyone who receives an appointment via the national system for a clinic some distance from where they live should get in touch with our local helpline number, calling 01387 403090 between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, email dg.covidenquiries@nhs.scot We will seek to accommodate anyone in this situation within a clinic closer to their home.

First dose vaccinations for 5 to 11 year olds

First dose vaccinations are now being offered within Dumfries and Galloway to young people aged 5 to 11.

These vaccinations are being provided by scheduled appointment, taking place over the first week of the Easter holidays and at weekends thereafter until the end of April.

If your child is wondering what will happen at their COVID-19 vaccine appointment, this video of Heather’s vaccine journey
may help you explain what to expect. For further information, visit NHS Inform
 

VACCINATIONS FOR 12 TO 15-YEAR-OLDS

SCHOOLS have been the primary setting for vaccinations of 12 to 15-year-olds against COVID-19 in Dumfries and Galloway – as the programme expanded to include this age group. 

However, second dose vaccinations for this age group are being delivered via drop-in clinics, with scheduling not possible.

To download and read the leaflet on COVID-19 vaccinations for 12 to 17-year-olds, please click the following link: 

https://www.nhsdg.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Covid_12-17-NEW-leaflet.pdf

Information on vaccinations is available through the national helpline, which can be phoned between 8 am and 8 pm seven days a week on 0800 030 8013.

Over 75s and appointing for second booster jags

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is aware of issues around appointing of over 75s for their second COVID-19 booster jags.
 
Across Scotland, a national appointing system is being employed for people within this age group.
 
Locally, an issue has been identified where a small number of people have been asked to attend scheduled vaccination clinics some distance from their registered abode.
 
 
We apologise for the distress that this has caused, and are keen to promote that anyone who receives an appointment via the national system for a clinic some distance from where they live should get in touch with our local helpline number, calling 01387 403090 between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, email dg.covidenquiries@nhs.scot
 
We will seek to accommodate anyone in this situation within a clinic closer to their home

COVID Vaccine Explainer

Further information

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine or call 0800 030 8013 (available 8am–8pm, 7 days a week) to find out more.

For more detailed information visit NHS Scotland Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Overview