Renfrewshire Council

Coronavirus vaccinations

Register online for a vaccine, drop-in vaccine centres, help with getting to your local vaccination centre, why you should get the vaccine, more information about the vaccine.

Renfrewshire Council is supporting NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde with the local rollout of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.  

The three vaccination centres in Renfrewshire are:

  • Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley
  • Johnstone Town Hall
  • Renfrew Leisure Centre.

Register online for a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination

Vaccinations are given out by the NHS. Everyone in Scotland aged 16 and over is now eligible to receive the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

If you are aged 16 years or over, you can register online for a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination.

There is more information about more information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination on the NHS Inform website, including how it works and what happens when you visit a vaccination centre.


Drop-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine centres

You can also drop in to get your vaccine, without making an appointment.

The NHS has drop-in days at some vaccination centres open across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. They also have a mobile vaccination bus visiting local communities. 

There's no need to book an appointment. Just turn up during opening hours to receive your vaccine. 

You can drop in if you:

  • are aged 16 and older
  • have not had your first dose of the vaccine
  • had your first dose eight weeks ago or longer

If you can't attend a Renfrewshire date, you can visit another centre. See the list of drop-in clinics on the NHS website.


Help with getting to your local vaccination centre

The three local centres were chosen for their size, but also for their central locations and good transport links.

If you're travelling by car, free parking for the vaccination centres is available in the car parks of each venue. Electric vehicle charging points are available at the Lagoon and Renfrew Leisure Centre.

If travelling by public transport, you can plan your journey using the SPT Journey Planner.

If you need help to plan the best way to your appointment by public transport, Traveline Scotland have  a free 24-7 helpline on 0141 465 1878. When you call the helpline, you'll hear a recorded message asking you to hold for help with travel to a vaccination centre - that will allow you to speak to someone in person. 

If you have a mobility issue, you can use SPT's bookable, door-to-door MyBus service. Advance booking is recommended, as capacity is limited due to social distancing requirements. Find out more about how and when to book on SPT's website or call them on 0345 128 4025.

If you need extra support to get to your vaccination appointment, you can call the National Assistance Helpline on 0800 111 4000, open Monday to Friday during office hours.

If your appointment is somewhere you will have difficulty getting to, you can rearrange it online on the NHS Inform website or call the helpline number on your appointment letter to discuss rearranging it.


Why you should get the vaccine  

Getting the vaccine is the best way to protect you, your family and friends from the virus. 

You can find more information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination on the NHS Inform website including:

  • why the government's medical advisors have judged it as safe
  • information on side-effects and advice on being vaccinated while pregnant.

More information

If you have a question which isn't answered here, you can find more information on the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's website.