MORE covid vaccinations will shortly be made available in Inverclyde following confirmation that the district’s mass vaccine centre will be at Greenock Town Hall.
Inverclyde Council and Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board announced that the facility will be open for its first letter-based appointments on Monday 1 February.
The building has been chosen because of its central location and good transport links across the area.
Vaccinations have already been offered to all eligible care home residents in Inverclyde and now other at-risk groups will be contacted to attend the town hall to receive their vaccine.
Ongoing community arrangements will continue, with local GPs and health professionals delivering the vaccine to people over 80 years old and those who are housebound.
Councillor Robert Moran, Inverclyde’s health and social care convener, said: “It is very positive news that we will shortly be able to offer vaccines to more members of our communities.
“We will be able to protect large numbers of our local residents and start to turn the tide of the infection levels within Inverclyde and across the country.
“Our health teams and HM Armed Forces have come together to make this happen and I would like to send a huge thank you to them all.
“I would also urge everyone to watch and wait for their letter of appointment being delivered to their home. Everyone will be contacted with an appointment as they become eligible and there is no need to contact your GP or other health services.
In the meantime, I would ask everyone to keep following the guidelines which will help to protect yourself, protect others and protect Inverclyde from this virus.”