PENSIONERS and vulnerable residents in Dumbarton and the Vale are being encouraged to get their spring booster jab today (June 23).

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is encouraging anyone who is eligible for the COVID-19 spring booster and who has not yet come forward to get vaccinated by the end of June.

These additional vaccinations have been offered to people aged 75 or over and those aged over 12 who are immunosuppressed, with clinics operating since early March until 30 June.

There is a mobile clinic running today outside Morrisons in Dumbarton on Glasgow Road running now until 5pm.

However there is a further drop-in clinic on Saturday, June 25 at The Hub Community Centre on Kilbowie Road in Clydebank, which will be open from 10am until 7pm.

Anyone in these groups who has not yet come forward can book online or call the national vaccination helpline seven days a week to make an appointment which suits them.

Dr Emilia Crighton, deputy director for public health at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said:“Covid-19 continues to circulate and it remains crucial that those most at risk of severe effects from the virus protect themselves by getting their booster vaccination. Immunity from the vaccine wanes over time and the booster provides important additional protection.

“I’d urge anyone aged 75 or over, or anyone aged 12 or over who is severely immunosuppressed to come forward for their booster before the end of June if they haven’t already done so. 

 “If you have missed yours for any reason then you can rearrange it online at NHS Inform or by calling the helpline on 0800 030 8013 seven days a week between 8am and 8pm. Alternatively, you can visit one of our drop-in clinics currently operating."