NHS Ayrshire & Arran will be offering the chance to be vaccinated on a drop-in basis in Troon today [Sunday, 27 June].

The drop-in clinics will be available for anyone over 18 years living in Ayrshire who is yet to have a first dose or if you had your first dose on or before 27 April 2021, you can get your second dose on a drop-in basis. 

Those aged 16 or 17 years who are unpaid carers or living with someone who is shielding can also attend:

Walker Hall, Troon - Sunday 27 June, 9am to 7.30pm. 

Previous drop-in clinics have been very well-attended, and so those attending should be prepared to wait.

The COVID-19 vaccine offers the best protection against the coronavirus and NHS Ayrshire and Arran wants to see as many people as possible come forward for vaccination when they are invited.

Against the backdrop of rising numbers of local cases and the presence of variants that are likely to be more transmissible, the drop-in clinics are an opportunity to increase the number of people being vaccinated, who may not have taken up the invitation yet for whatever reason.

The health board continues to vaccinate at locations around Ayrshire by appointment and according to the prioritisation set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and communicated nationally.

Director of Public Health Lynne McNiven said: "Getting vaccinated is likely to be the most important thing you do this year. Our teams and partners are working incredibly hard to deliver the vaccine to communities around Ayrshire to offer people the best protection we can against COVID-19."