Angus vaccination centres on the move

The vaccination centres in Arbroath Community Centre and the Reid Hall in Forfar will be moving to new venues next month as NHS Tayside moves to the next stage of the winter vaccination programme.

The new venues, the former Mission Centre on Grant Road in Arbroath and the former Musical Hall on Montrose Road in Forfar, will open on Monday, 17 October with vaccinations taking place for those aged 65-69 and under 65s in at-risk groups.

Vaccination Programme Director, Lynne Hamilton said, “We would like to thank our vaccination teams and colleagues in Angus Council who helped set up and run the Arbroath and Forfar centres for the past 18 months. Our teams have been working hard to secure suitable new premises and get them ready to welcome patients next month for their winter vaccines.”

NHS Tayside has been working through the priority groups for the winter vaccination programme with care home visits, home visits and health and social care staff clinics taking place over the first two to three weeks. Vaccinations for the general public, starting with over 80s, began this week in vaccination centres and other community venues across Tayside.

The remainder of people in at-risk groups will be invited over the coming weeks, including those with certain health conditions, unpaid carers, immunosuppressed households and 50-64-year-olds.

The new Arbroath Vaccination Centre and Forfar Vaccination Centre both have parking onsite and disabled access.