Milestone for vaccination programme as all over-18s offered both jabs 

NHS Tayside has thanked everyone involved in the COVID-19 vaccination programme as all adults have now been offered both doses of the vaccine. 

More than 605,000 jabs have been delivered in Tayside since the programme began in December 2020 – with 91% of over-18s having had one dose and 84% having both doses.

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Director Lynne Hamilton said, “I’m delighted that we’ve hit this milestone of delivering more than 605,000 jabs as we reach the end of this stage of the vaccination programme. 

“This is a huge achievement and is thanks to the efforts of everyone in NHS Tayside, the health and social care partnerships, our GP colleagues, local authority partners and community volunteers who have supported the programme so far.”

Associate Director of Public Health Dr Daniel Chandler said, “We know that getting both doses of the vaccine provides the best protection against COVID-19 and it’s really encouraging that so many people across Tayside have rolled up their sleeve to help protect themselves, their families and the wider community.

“We will continue running our drop-in clinics over the next few weeks so if you are eligible and haven’t yet been vaccinated there’s still time to get the jab.” 

For details of drop-in clinics taking place across Tayside please visit or @NHSTayside on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.