Over 36,000 people in the Borders have received their first dose of the COVID vaccine so far.

Wave 2 of the programme is currently underway having commenced on 1 February. So far 91% of people eligible in this Wave have been vaccinated. NHS Borders are delighted to advise that all people aged 70 – 79 and those clinically extremely vulnerable have been offered a vaccination appointment as part of this Wave.

If you are 65 – 69 and you haven’t been offered your vaccination yet please do not worry, you will be contacted and vaccinated by 28 February. Please do not contact your practice or our booking hub direct unless advised to do so.

Teams have also started administering second doses to those who are eligible. So far over 600 people have received their second dose.

Wave 3 will commence next week and will run until early May. Those eligible will receive their appointment via letter in due course. Letters will be sent out in order of the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) priority list. Do not worry if someone receives their letter before you.

It is important that you attend your appointment when it is your turn to get vaccinated. If you can’t make your appointment please follow the instructions on your letter to reschedule, this will also allow the appointment to be offered to someone else.