Drop-in clinics are now available in all mass vaccination centres for people over 18.

Anyone over the age of 18, who have not yet had their first dose – for whatever reason – can attend a drop-in clinic without an appointment, while those who are waiting for their second dose can turn up as long as they received their first injection of the COVID-19 vaccine at least eight weeks before. You do not need to be registered with a GP to come to a drop-in clinic. People will be seen on a first come first served basis.

There are various locations across the NHS Lothian area - the East Lothian Community Hospital, Alderston Road, Haddington, EH41 3PF, is one of the venues. The hospital will be open for drop-in vaccinations every day, including weekends, from 08.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm. For information on how to get there, follow this link.

Mobile drop-in vaccination units 

The mobile drop-in unit is rolling out across Lothian this week to make it easier for people working in retail, hospitality or those who are out and about to get their vaccine clinic at a drop-in clinic. NHS Lothian has teamed up with Scottish Ambulance Service, which operates the bus, to provide injections to all adults over the age of 18. It carries Moderna and Astra Zeneca vaccines only so will not be able to provide second doses of Pfizer.

In East Lothian, the bus will run from 11am until 7pm and will be park up at:

  • Monday 12 July - The Bleachingfield, Dunbar
  • Tuesday, 13 July – Tesco Car Park, Olivebank Road, Musselburgh

Local drop-in clinics

These new smaller drop-in clinics, organised by the Health and Social Care Partnerships, are being launched in the hearts of communities across Lothian to make it easier for patients to get their vaccine. 

Information about these will be posted on the NHS Lothian website when available.

Published: Thursday, 8th July 2021