Paisley Daily Express

Drop-in covid vaccine clinic returns to Paisley today


The hugely popular vaccine drop-in clinic is returning to Paisley today.

It is open to anyone over 40 who has not had the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and all those who have waited more than 10 weeks for their second dose of the Astrazenec­a jab.

To be hosted at the Lagoon Leisure Centre again, the first clinic saw more than 650 turn out.

The Express revealed last week how hundreds of Buddies queued for over two hours for the life-saving injection.

Today’s clinic will also run from 9am to 6pm and vaccines will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

A spokesman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said:“Anyone can become ill with Covid-19.

“Getting the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community and get back to doing the things you love.”

The second Paisley clinic comes as the number of new cases in Renfrewshi­re appears to be stabilisin­g.

The number of new cases per 100,000 of population has fallen from a high of 160 on May 30 to 129 on June 4.

In the week to Friday, 232 new cases were identified in the local authority area.

Largely driven by the so-called Indian variant, the increased rate of infection saw Renfrewshi­re named as one of 13 council areas not permitted to move to Level one status as planed at the weekend.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had said the number of cases, combined with the fact that less than half the adult population had had their second dose meant an easing of restrictio­ns was not possible.

She is due to provide a further covid update when she addresses parliament tomorrow afternoon.

 ??  ?? Good turn out More than 650 people turned up to the clinic at the Lagoon Centre
last week
Good turn out More than 650 people turned up to the clinic at the Lagoon Centre last week

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