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From Today (Thursday 15th July), COVID-19 vaccination is available at drop-in clinics in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Methil, Glenrothes and St Andrews for those without an appointment.

Drop-in is open to those over the age of 18 who have not yet had their first dose, or anyone who has waited eight weeks or more for their second. Further, vaccination is also open to people who do not live in the health board area, for instance those who work in Fife but live elsewhere.

NHS Fife Chief Pharmacist, Ben Hannan, said: “By providing these extra drop-in clinics we want to make it easier than ever for people to access the COVID-19 vaccination. The process is simple, all you need to do is turn up – you don’t need any documentation or ID – our vaccination teams will be able to access everything we need from their computers.

“It is really important that we all take the opportunity to be vaccinated when we can. It is the best chance we have of getting life back to normal with minimal disruption and restrictions. As things open more it is important that we do take advantage of the vaccine so that we can gain more freedoms and protect others.

“The vaccine helps us protect others as it reduces the possibility of transmitting the virus and getting as many people vaccinated as possible helps stop the spread of COVID-19, which will help stop the mutation and development of new variations of the virus.

“There are so many good reasons to get the vaccine and we hope that as many people as possible will visit our drop-in clinics over the next few days.”

For the latest details on drop-in clinics, please visit nhsfife.org/dropinclinics