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COVID-19 vaccines

Find out how, when and where you will be vaccinated

Getting vaccinated is the only way to protect yourself and your friends and family from Coronavirus.

The vaccines are safe and will prevent you from developing serious COVID-19 symptoms which will reduce the strain on the NHS.

Vaccinations began in December 2020 with priority given to those most vulnerable to the virus and frontline health and social care workers.

Once the priority groupings decided by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation have received their vaccines, the programme will move onto the rest of the adult population.

When will I get my vaccine?

Everyone over the age of 70 and those classed as clinically extremely vulnerable should already have been offered their vaccine.

Anyone aged 70-79 or who is shielding who hasn't been contacted should call their GP.

People between 65 and 69 who haven't been invited for their vaccine should email or call 01382 423108.

Currently, people who are aged between 16 and 64 with underlying health conditions and adult unpaid carers are being invited for vaccines, either by NHS Tayside or their GP.

This is priority group 6 on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) prioritisation list. This is one of the largest groups on the priority list so it may take several weeks to complete invitations for the whole group. 

How will I be invited for my vaccine?

Everyone in the first three priority groups for their vaccine will be contacted by NHS Tayside or their GP surgery for their vaccine.

This will either be done over the phone or via a letter.

When people over the age of 60 start being invited for their vaccines this will be done through the national vaccination service. You will receive a letter in a blue envelope inviting you for your vaccine.

Where will I be vaccinated?

Vaccinations are currently taking place at GP surgeries or at one of three Community Vaccination Centres at Perth and Kinross. These are at:

  • Dewars Centre, Perth
  • Blairgowrie Town Hall
  • Atholl Leisure Centre, Pitlochry

Vaccines are delivered by trained vaccinators.

However, the sites are run by a combination of Perth and Kinross Council, NHS Tayside staff and volunteers.