Covid-19 vaccination centres

Find out how East Renfrewshire Council is supporting NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde with the local rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Two vaccination centres are being set up in the area. These will be operational from Monday 1 February. The centres will be at:  

  • The Barrhead Foundry, Barrhead
  • Carmichael Hall, Giffnock

When you're eligible for your vaccine, the NHS will write to you directly with details of your appointment, including the time and place. 

The Covid-19 vaccination programme is the largest ever carried out in the UK. 

The first set of priority groups - care home residents, and those aged 80 and over - are currently being vaccinated, either at GP practices or in their own homes. Frontline health and social care staff are also getting their vaccines. Those aged 75 to 79 are due to get theirs next. 

The first groups to be vaccinated at the centres, from February, will be aged: 

  • 70 to 74 
  • 65 to 69 

After that, the vaccine will go to those aged 16 to 64 with serious underlying health conditions, and then those aged over 60, 55 and 50 respectively, before eventually to all other age groups. 

View the full priority list for the vaccine.

For those attending the vaccination centres, the NHS will write to you directly when you are eligible to get the vaccine and your letter will contain details of the location, date and time for your appointment. 

The letters should start to arrive from Monday 25 January. You don't need to contact anyone. The letter will give you full details of what to do if you're unable to attend the appointment. 

Information about your appointment is available from the NHS.

Your vaccination appointment is one of the most important reasons to leave the house. It's a medical appointment, which is deemed an essential journey under the current restrictions. 

The two sites were chosen for their size, but also for their central locations and good public transport links. 

If travelling by car, parking for the vaccination centres will be available in the car parks of those venues.

Capacity on public transport is constrained due to physical distancing requirements, so please leave space on public transport for those who need it most.

Bus stops are located on Fenwick Road and Rouken Glen Road for Carmichael Hall and are both approximately a 5 minute walk to the vaccination clinic.

Bus stops are located on Fenwick Road and Rouken Glen Road for Carmichael Hall and are both approximately a 5 minute walk to the vaccination clinic.

Regular buses to Barrhead Main Street are available with just a 2 minute walk to the vaccination clinic at Barrhead Foundry.

Giffnock Train Station and Williamwood Train Station can also be used to travel to Carmichael Hall, with Barrhead Train Station an option for those travelling to Barrhead Foundry.

A Traveline Scotland helpline is available 24hours a day seven days a week for anyone with an appointment at a mass vaccination centre to check the best way to get there if they need to use public transport:

Travel helpline: 0141 465 1878 (calls are charged at local rate).

Vaccination Centre at Carmichael Hall from erclt.arts on Vimeo.

Vaccination Centre at The Foundry from erclt.arts on Vimeo.

Strict hygiene practices and physical distancing measures will be in place - all staff will be wearing PPE and hand sanitiser will be available. 

When you enter the vaccination centres, you must wear a face covering. Make sure you arrive as close to your appointment time as possible, and bring your appointment letter with you. Please wear loose-fitting clothing you can easily remove your arm from. 

Our staff will meet you and direct you to a member of NHS staff, who'll 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 on the NHS website.

Getting the vaccine is the best way to protect you, your family and friends from the virus. The vaccine rollout will eventually allow the government to start lifting restrictions and getting 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.

Last modified on 22nd February 2021

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