COVID-19: NHS Forth Valley reveal locations of vaccination clinics

NHS Forth Valley is about to start administering the COVID-19 vaccine to people in the Falkirk area aged 80 and over and has announced details of vaccination clinics.

By James Trimble
Friday, 8th January 2021, 3:56 pm
Updated Sunday, 10th January 2021, 11:14 am

A spokesperson said: “The COVID-19 vaccine is initially being offered to a number of priority groups in line with national guidance. The vaccination programme for frontline health, social care, care home staff and care home residents is already underway and the first vaccination clinics for people aged 80 and over are due to commence on Monday, January 11.

“These will be held at a number of local GP practices and community venues. Clinics will take place as part of a rolling programme throughout January and February, so not everyone will receive an appointment letter at the same time.

“Please do not contact your GP Practice as they will arrange to contact people aged over 80 direct and district nurses will also arrange to vaccinate any people who are housebound.”

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Stenhousemuir's historic Dobbie Hall is one of the community venues which will be used as a site to administer COVID-19 vaccinations

GP practises offering vaccinations in the Falkirk area include Braesview Medical Group, Salmon Inn Road, Polmont; Camelon Medical Practice, Baird Street, Camelon; Carron Medical Centre, in Ronades Road, Carron; Carronbank Medical Practice, in Carronbank Crescent, Denny; Denny Cross Medical Practice, in Duke Street, Denny; Ochilview Medical Practice, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir; and Slamannan Medical Practice, in Bank Street, Slamannan,

Community venues administering COVID-19 vaccinations include Bo’ness Town Hall, in Glebe Park, Stewart Avenue, Bo’ness (for patients from Forthview Practice, Kinglass Medical Practice and Richmond Medical Practice), Dobbie Hall, in Main Street, Stenhousemuir (for patients from Parkview Medical Practice, Stenhouse Medical Practice, Tryst Medical Centre and Viewpoint Practice), Falkirk Town Hall, in West Bridge Street, Falkirk (for patients from Antonine Medical Practice, Ark Medical Practice, Bonnybank Medical Practice, Graeme Medical Practice, Meeks Road Surgery, Parkhill Medical Practice, Polmont Park Medical Group, Wallace Medical Centre and Westburn Medical Practice) and Grangemouth Town Hall, in Boness Road (for patients from Bo’ness Road Medical Practice and Forth Medical Group in Kersiebank Avenue, Grangemouth).

The vaccine is administered in two doses at two separate appointments up to 12 weeks apart. It is important people attend both appointments for the vaccine to be fully effective.

Visit www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine or call the Scottish COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 for more information.