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Young people from 18 to 29 are invited to get their COVID-19 vaccine

The online registration process ends on June 4th and vaccination appointments will start in mid-June.

By Mireia Jimenez

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are already available for most university students in Scotland with online registration ending on June 4th.

To be eligible you should be living in mainland Scotland, which excludes Orkney, Shetlands and the Western Isles, and you must not have had your first COVID-19 vaccination.

NHS Grampian has confirmed that 14,600 people between the ages of 18 to 29 have already registered for their appointment.

It is possible to rearrange your appointment location if you are registered with a GP in Aberdeen but will be spending the summer holidays somewhere else in Scotland.

A letter will still be sent to your address by your local NHS board if you fail to register, however NHS Grampian encourages people to use their online services to be contacted more easily and effectively.

It is also possible to get your Coronavirus vaccine without being registered with a GP practice by calling the NHS COVID Vaccination Helpline number 0800 030 8013.

Pfizer or Moderna vaccines will be preferably given to people under 40 years old as an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine as recommended by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) of the United Kingdom.

By June 1st, 46.7% of Scottish people received both doses and in the Grampian region, 98.5% of the population over 50 years old received their first dose.

NHS Grampian encourages every eligible person to get their vaccine as soon as possible to fight the spread of COVID-19.


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