A new vaccination center is expected to open tomorrow in the Highland capital to replace Smithton Church as the city’s main hub

The vaccines being given.

The NHS Highland will be opening a vaccination center in Inverness this week which is easily accessible to those who live in and around the city.

The center, which will be based in the Highlander Way Business Park, adjacent to the Commercial Park, will only be used for vaccination and will be open six days a week. The first clinic will take place tomorrow.

The vaccinations will be carried out on the first floor of the building with a waiting room on the ground floor. The building is accessible to all, there is an elevator for those who cannot climb the stairs, and parking is available.

This will replace Smithton Church as the city’s main vaccination center.

David Park, Deputy Director General of NHS Highland, said: “We are extremely grateful to the team at Smithton Church for their hospitality as we lead our vaccination program.

“They have been very helpful to our teams and we would like to thank them for all their support over the past few months.

“The new center will operate six days a week and will allow us to immunize a large number of people every day. Clinics will be available on the national online portal which you can book through NHS Inform.

“We have a large number of people to be vaccinated in a short period of time. This new location will help us meet this challenge.

The national portal allows people over 50 and health and social personnel to register for their Covid Booster and / or flu vaccination, over 40s to book their Covid Booster, and 16-17 years of age. ‘sign up for their second dose. You can access the portal here.

A list of Highland clinics is available on the NHS Highland website, which includes details on how people can access these clinics. Online portal clinics will have live links once clinics are available for booking.

There are currently clinics available to book on the portal in: Aviemore, Connel, Dunoon, Fort William, Fortrose, Inverness, Kames, Strachur and Tain.

Other clinics will be added in other locations.

The NHS Highland is aware of recent JCVI advice on boosters for people under 40 and plans to provide it pending instructions from the Scottish Government.

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