Falkirk college joins Forth Valley’s network of COVID vaccine centres

COVID vaccinations are being carried out at Forth Valley College’s Falkirk campus.

By Jonathon Reilly
Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 2:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 8:21 pm

It has offered its state-of-the-art Falkirk, Stirling and Alloa facilities to NHS Forth Valley as Scotland ramps up its campaign to tackle the virus.

Dr Ken Thomson, principal, said: “We felt it was important to offer NHS Forth Valley our campuses as possible vaccination centres over the coming weeks.

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Forth Valley College Falkirk campus being used as a coronavirus vaccination centre - Susan Davis, Practice Nurse Meeks Road Surgery and Maureen MacDonald, 72, from Maddiston. (Pic: Michael Gillen)

“At the moment the vast majority of our staff and students are working from home and we have areas in all our campuses which would be ideal to situate and host such a service.

“We are just very proud that we could be of service at this time and hope it helps the Forth Valley area emerge from the pandemic lockdown as soon as we possibly can.”

Cathie Cowan, NHS FV chief executive, said: “We are very grateful to all the college and local authority teams who have been working with us to make this happen and are looking forward to welcoming everyone for their vaccine at their scheduled appointment time.”

The public are advised not to attend the college without an appointment.

Forth Valley College Falkirk campus being used as a coronavirus vaccination centre. Picture Michael Gillen.

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