Issue identified with over 75s booking second Covid booster

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is aware of issues around appointing of over 75s for their second Covid-19 booster jags.

By Brian Yule
Friday, 18th March 2022, 1:54 pm
Anyone over 75 who has not been offered the Covid booster locally should contact the helpline  (Photo by Leon Neal - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Anyone over 75 who has not been offered the Covid booster locally should contact the helpline (Photo by Leon Neal - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

A national appointing system is being employed, but locally, an issue has been identified where a small number of people have been asked to attend scheduled vaccination clinics some distance from their registered abode.

A spokesperson for the health board said: “We apologise for the distress this has caused, and are keen to promote that anyone who receives an appointment via the national system for a clinic some distance from where they live should get in touch with our local helpline by calling 01387 403090 from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, or alternatively, email [email protected]

“We will seek to accommodate anyone in this situation within a clinic closer to their home.”