People who are eligible for immunisation against a range of different illnesses will beable to drop-in to vaccination clinics across Fife without an appointment during July.

Vaccination clinics in Fife are providing open access to adults who are eligible for immunisation against shingles or pneumococcal infection, which can cause serious illnesses like pneumonia and bacterial meningitis.

The first open-access clinics begin on Monday 08 July and run through until Friday 26 July 2024.

There are five open-access vaccination clinics operating in Fife during July:-

  • Lynebank Vaccination Clinic, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8JH (open each Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday)
  • Templehall Church, Beauly Place, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6EX (open each Monday/ Tuesday)
  • Pitteuchar Health Centre, Glamis Centre, Glenrothes, KY7 4RH (open each Wednesday/ Thursday)
  • Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital, Wellesley Road, Buckhaven, KY8 1HU (open each Tuesday)
  • St Andrews Community Hospital, Largo Road, St Andrews, KY16 8AR (open each Thursday/ Friday)

All vaccination clinics operate from 9am – 4pm, closing briefly for lunch between 1pm – 1.30pm.

Consultant in Public Health Medicine, and immunisation co-ordinator for Fife, Dr Esther Curnock, said: “Vaccination helps reduce our risk of developing serious and potentially life-threatening health conditions, as well as a range of infections and circulating viruses.

“We are continually working to make vaccination as accessible and straightforward as possible. During July we are encouraging as many people as possible who are eligible for vaccination, whether due to their age or any health conditions they may have, to take up the offer at one of our open-access clinics. These vaccines help protect people against the worst effects of a range of serious conditions including pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis.

“There is no need to book an appointment and people can visit any of our clinics across Fife. To find your nearest clinic, please visit: www.nhsfife.org/dropin.”

To find out if you are eligible for any of the vaccinations listed, please visit: www.nhsfife.org/immunisation.

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