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West Dunbartonshire Council is supporting NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde with the local rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Three mass vaccination centres being set up in the area will open from Monday, February 1 to begin the next stage of community vaccination.

 They are located at:-

  • Concord Centre, St Mary’s Way, Dumbarton, G82 1LJ.
  • The Hub Community Centre, 9 Kilbowie Road, Clydebank, G81 2DN.
  • Alexandria Community Centre, Main Street, Alexandria, G83 0NU.

The vaccinations are being administered by the NHS and West Dunbartonshire Council is providing practical support to manage the operation of the centres. 

All centres are operating on an appointment only basis. When you are eligible for your vaccine, the NHS will write to you directly with details of your appointment, including the time and place. It is important that you do not attend these centres until you have received this letter..

Attending your Vaccination appointment

Attendance at the community mass vaccination centres is strictly by appointment only.  Appointments are being issued by letter in line with the Scottish Government priority order for vaccinations. 

The first group who will be invited to the mass vaccination centres are those aged between 70 and 74 years old.

Those over 80 and those aged 75-79 are being invited for vaccination by their GP surgery rather than through the mass vaccination centres and should follow the instructions in their invitation. Most GPs are telephoning patients to advise of appointment details rather than sending a letter.

  • Please ensure you arrive as close to your appointment time as possible (maximum 10 minutes before) – too many people too early causes queues to form and increases wait time
  • You must bring your appointment letter/email/text with you
  • Follow the directions of the car park stewards and leisure centre staff to reach the vaccination clinic
  • Wear a face covering and observe 2m distancing at all times
  • Only people with appointments and (where necessary their carer) should attend at a vaccination centre
  • If possible wear loose clothing that can offer easy access to your upper arm

If you are unable to attend or need to change the date or time of your appointment, you should call the national helpline on 0800 030 8013 (8am – 8pm 7 days a week).

Please do NOT call the community centres direct as these facilities remain closed to the public and phone lines are not being manned.

Transport to the Mass Vaccination Centres

Travel by car

There are car park facilities available in the vicinity around the mass vaccination centres.

For those with Sat Nav, the post codes quoted above will lead you to the destination.

Public Transport

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

All three centres are well served by transport links, particularly by bus with stops located nearby.

If you don't have access to a car, or are unable to use private travel options, the transport information that follows can assist with information on public transport.

Transport Information

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)

People with mobility issues can use SPT’s bookable MyBus service.

Registration is required prior to booking and we recommend you book the day before your appointment, as capacity is limited due to social distancing requirements.

Details are available at www.spt.co.uk/bus/mybus or by calling 0345 128 4025.

What to expect at the Mass Vaccination Centre

NHS GGC has also published information on what to expect at your vaccination appointment.

Please remember

Do not come to a vaccination centre if you feel unwell or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as a high temperature or persistent cough..

Injections are paid for by the NHS and are free. You will NEVER be asked to pay for a COVID-19 vaccination.

Helping to fight COVID-19 starts with all of us. The vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and if you do get COVID-19 the vaccine reduces your chances of developing serious or life-threatening symptoms.

Getting the vaccine will be the most important thing you do for yourself, your family, your friends and your community in 2021.

For more information about the vaccine visit www.nhsinform.scot.