• Rona Mackay MSP

MSP ENCOURAGES 18-29 YEAR OLDS TO REGISTER FOR COVID VACCINE


NHS Scotland have announced 18-29 year olds can now register online for a COVID-19 vaccination with local MSP Rona Mackay encouraging all young people throughout Strathkelvin and Bearsden to play their part in the national vaccination campaign.


From today, those aged between 18-29 years old and are registered with GP in Scotland can now sign up to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or the Moderna vaccine. Recent statistics from East Dunbartonshire show COVID cases throughout the local authority spiking, increasing as the region moved from Level 3 to Level 2. Latest Public Health Scotland figures for 22nd May show the local authority rate is up at 49.7 per 100,000, an increase from 31 per 100,000 on May 12th. The registration drive has been backed by local MSP Rona Mackay, who has encouraged all young people to “play their part” in combatting COVID-19.

Commenting, SNP MSP Ms Mackay said:


“It’s hugely encouraging news that young people throughout Strathkelvin and Bearsden can now sign up to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. With cases rising in East Dunbartonshire as we emerged from Level 3 to Level 2, it’s critically important we do all we can to keep infections as low as possible.


“Vaccination against the virus is our best chance of ensuring that and everyone throughout our communities must play their part in tackling the virus as we strive to return to normality as quickly and safely as possible. “This past year has been incredibly tough, especially on our young people who have borne the brunt of impacts to their work, education and mental health. I’d encourage everyone aged 18-29 to register as quick as possible for their vaccine, protecting them, their families and their community against COVID-19.


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Notes to Editors:


Registration for COVID-19 vaccinations for 18-29 year olds can be seen here:


https://register.vacs.nhs.scot/


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