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Don’t Let Your Protection Fade

Date of Event:    December 7, 2023

NHS Ayrshire & Arran is urging those eligible for the flu and COVID-19 vaccines this winter to come forward for vaccination as soon as possible.

During the colder winter months when people stay indoors for longer, and in larger groups, there is an increase in the number of people experiencing coughs, colds and flu-like illnesses.

This year’s winter vaccination programme is focused on protecting those most vulnerable to flu and COVID-19, and vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself against serious illness. We strongly encourage those eligible to take up the vaccination offer now to help avoid missing out on socialising with friends and family over the peak winter season.

Invitations to attend local vaccination clinics have been posted to Ayrshire residents or sent by text or email if a digital contact preference was stated. Please attend as instructed, but if the appointment is not suitable, you can reschedule to a time and location that suits by visiting the national portal or calling the helpline on 0800 030 8013.