Renfrewshire Council

Coronavirus vaccination centres

When you will get your vaccine, about your appointment, how to get to the local centres, what happens at the centre, why you should get the vaccine, more information.

Renfrewshire Council is supporting NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde with the local rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.  

The three vaccination centres in Renfrewshire are:

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

Vaccinations are given out by the NHS. When you are eligible for your vaccine, the NHS will write to you directly with details of your appointment, including the time and place.

You can also drop in to get your vaccine (turn up without an appointment). See the list of NHS vaccination drop-in centres below.


When you will get your vaccine 

Everyone aged 18+ is due to have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of July. You can see the full priority list for the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine on the NHS Inform website.

If you are aged 18+ and haven't yet received your first dose of the vaccine, you can register now via the online self-registration portal on the NHS Inform website.

If you think you should have received an invitation for your vaccination by now, or if you have lost your invitation letter, fill out the missing invitations form on the NHS Scotland website.

If you are an unpaid carer aged 16-17, you can register to get a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine on the NHS Inform website.


Drop-in Covid-19 vaccine centres

The NHS has drop-in days at some vaccination centres open across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. They also have a mobile vaccination bus visiting local communities. 

There's no need to book an appointment - just turn up during opening hours to receive your vaccine. 

You can drop in if you are:

  • aged 18 and older
  • have not had your first dose of the vaccine
  • had your first dose 8 weeks ago or longer

Friday 30 July

The Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Saturday 31 July

The Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Sunday 1 August

Johnstone Town Hall, PA5 8EG
Open: 9am - 4pm

The Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Monday 2 August

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Tuesday 3 August

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Wednesday 4 August

Johnstone Town Hall, PA5 8EG
Open: 9am - 4pm

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Thursday 5 August

Johnstone Town Hall, PA5 8EG
Open: 9am - 4pm

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Friday 6 August

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Saturday 7 August

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Sunday 8 August

Johnstone Town Hall, PA5 8EG
Open: 9am - 4pm

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Monday 9 August

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Tuesday 10 August

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Wednesday 11 August

Johnstone Town Hall, PA5 8EG
Open: 9am - 4pm

Thursday 12 August

Johnstone Town Hall, PA5 8EG
Open: 9am - 4pm

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Friday 13 August

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Saturday 14 August

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Sunday 15 August

Johnstone Town Hall, PA5 8EG
Open: 9am - 4pm

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Monday 16 August

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Wednesday 18 August

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Saturday 21 August

Johnstone Town Hall, PA5 8EG
Open: 9am - 4pm

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Sunday 22 August

Johnstone Town Hall, PA5 8EG
Open: 9am - 4pm

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Monday 23 August

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Tuesday 24 August

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Wednesday 25 August

Johnstone Town Hall, PA5 8EG
Open: 9am - 4pm

Thursday 26 August

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Saturday 28 August

Johnstone Town Hall, PA5 8EG
Open: 9am - 4pm

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Sunday 29 August

Johnstone Town Hall, PA5 8EG
Open: 9am - 4pm

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Monday 30 August

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Tuesday 31 August

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Wednesday 1 September

Johnstone Town Hall, PA5 8EG
Open: 9am - 4pm

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Thursday 2 September

Johnstone Town Hall, PA5 8EG
Open: 9am - 4pm

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

Friday 3 September

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Saturday 4 September

Johnstone Town Hall, PA5 8EG
Open: 9am - 4pm

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Sunday 5 September

Johnstone Town Hall, PA5 8EG
Open: 9am - 4pm

Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre, PA1 1NB
Open: 9am-7pm

Renfrew Leisure Centre, PA4 8JL
Open: 9am - 4pm

If you can't attend a Renfrewshire date, you can visit another centre. See the list drop-in clinics on the NHS website.


About your appointment 

The NHS will write to you directly when you are eligible to receive the vaccine. Your letter will contain details of the location, date and time for your appointment.

You do not need to contact anyone. The letter will give you full details of what to do if you are unable to attend the appointment..

Some people have received appointments for vaccine centres at locations elsewhere in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area but outwith Renfrewshire.

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


How to get to the local centres 

The three local centres were chosen for their size, but also for their central locations and good transport links. If 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 via SPT's Journey Planner.

If you need help to plan the best way to your appointment by public transport, Traveline Scotland have now set up 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 detail on how/when to book on SPT's website here 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 Mon to Fri during office hours).


What happens at the centre 

Strict hygiene practices and physical distancing measures will be in place, and all staff will be wearing PPE..

When you go for your appointment, you should:

  • wear a face covering;
  • bring your appointment letter with you;
  • arrive as close to your appointment time as possible. If you are too early you may be asked to wait outside or in your car;
  • wear loose-fitting clothing you can easily remove your arm from. 
  • use the hand sanitiser provided

Our staff will direct you to the medical area, where NHS staff will assess you and give you the vaccine. This will be done through a jab to the upper arm. 

To keep everyone safe, we ask you attend your appointment alone. However if you need support or are unable to do this, you can bring one carer or family member to help you. 

More information on what happens at your appointment, how to prepare for it, and what happens afterwards, is available from the NHS.


Why you should get the vaccine  

Getting the vaccine is the best way to protect you, your family and friends from the virus. The vaccine rollout is allowing the government to lift the restrictions and get life back to normal again, which we all want to see. 

More information on the vaccine and why the government's medical advisors have judged it as safe - as well as information on side-effects and advice on being vaccinated while pregnant - is available from the NHS.


Further info

If you have a question which isn't answered here, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's website has a detailed FAQ section which may be helpful - you can read that here.