This week has seen the start of drop-in clinics offering Pfizer vaccines to 16 and 17-year olds following updated advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).  Welcoming this development and encouraging local young people to get themselves vaccinated as soon as possible, Keith Brown MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Clackmannanshire & Dunblane constituency, said:

“I was pleased when the JCVI updated their advice so that the Pfizer vaccine is now being made available to all 16 and 17-year olds and I am sure that it was very welcome news indeed for many of the young people in that age group.


“NHS Forth Valley has established drop-in clinics at the Pathfoot building of the University of Stirling, open every day, including weekends from 8.30 in the morning until 7.00 in the evening.  


“Additionally, over the next two weekends there will be drop-in clinics held at the Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre in Sauchie, again from 8.30 in the morning until 7.00 in the evening.  


“I can assure anyone with concerns that the set-up they have is efficient, safe and easy to negotiate.  The vaccinators and all the support staff are helpful and excellent at their jobs, you will be in good hands when you turn up.


“This is an important step in the race against the vaccine and I would urge everyone who is eligible to get themselves vaccinated as soon as possible – and that is a message that goes out to anyone over 18 who has missed their appointment for whatever reason.  


“Get jagged, protect yourself and others, and together we will get beyond this virus.”