Renfrewshire Council

Coronavirus vaccinations

Why you should get the vaccine, get your third (booster) vaccination, drop-in vaccination centres, help with getting to your local vaccination centre, more information about the vaccine.

Why you should get the vaccine  

As we deal with the new Omicron variant, getting the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations and taking lateral flow tests before socialising, travelling or going to work is the best way to keep you, your friends, and your family safe this winter.

Everyone over the age of 12 can now be vaccinated. You can book your vaccination on the NHS inform website or go to a local drop-in clinic.

If you have not had either your first or second dose of the vaccine, you should arrange to have them as soon as possible.

If you are not yet up-to-date with your vaccinations, please book an appointment as soon as possible. 

You can find more information about the vaccination on the NHS Inform website, including how it works and what happens when you visit a vaccination centre.

Get your third (booster) vaccination

To help extend the protection gained from the first two vaccination doses and provide longer term protection, Scottish Government is urging everyone over the age of 18 to get a third (booster) vaccine at least three months after your second dose.

From Wednesday 15 December, anyone over the age of 18 can book an appointment online for a booster vaccination or by calling the helpline on 0800 030 8013.

If you can't find a date, venue or time that suits you, keep checking as new clinics and appointments are being added daily.

Vaccination centres

The four vaccination centres in Renfrewshire are:

  • Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley
  • Johnstone Town Hall
  • Renfrew Leisure Centre.
  • Tweedie Hall, Linwood

The NHS encourage people to book an appointment before going to a vaccine centre but they are running drop-in clinics on certain dates at some vaccination centres across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

They also have a mobile vaccination bus visiting local communities, which you can attend without an appointment

For more information when and where drop-in clinics are running, and who can attend, see the list of drop-in clinics on the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde website.

Help with getting to your local vaccination centre

The three local centres were chosen for their size, but also for their central locations and good transport links.

If you're travelling by car, free parking for the vaccination centres is available in the car parks of each venue. Electric vehicle charging points are available at the Lagoon and Renfrew Leisure Centre.

If travelling by public transport, you can plan your journey using the SPT Journey Planner.

If you need help to plan the best way to your appointment by public transport, Traveline Scotland have  a free 24-7 helpline on 0141 465 1878. When you call the helpline, you'll hear a recorded message asking you to hold for help with travel to a vaccination centre - that will allow you to speak to someone in person. 

If you have a mobility issue, you can use SPT's bookable, door-to-door MyBus service. Advance booking is recommended, as capacity is limited due to social distancing requirements. Find out more about how and when to book on SPT's website or call them on 0345 128 4025.

If you need extra support to get to your vaccination appointment, you can call the National Assistance Helpline on 0800 111 4000, open Monday to Friday during office hours.

If your appointment is somewhere you will have difficulty getting to, you can rearrange it online on the NHS Inform website or call the helpline number on your appointment letter to discuss rearranging it.

More information

If you have a question which isn't answered here, you can find information on the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's website.