Mass vaccination centres Scotland: where are the new Covid vaccine sites in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen?

NHS Louisa Jordan will be one of the mass vaccination centres in Glasgow

One of the sites is the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow’s SEC exhibition centre (Getty Images)

The Scottish Government has pledged to vaccinate 1.4 million vulnerable Scots by mid-February.

To help with the rollout, the locations of the country’s first mass vaccination centres were recently revealed when the government published Scotland’s coronavirus vaccine strategy.

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A sports centre, a university and the temporary NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow’s SEC exhibition centre, which has already started to inoculate healthcare workers, are included.

It comes as British Army soldiers were deployed to help to set up 80 new Covid-19 vaccine centres across the nation.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new mass vaccination centres - and when they might open.

Where are the new mass vaccination hubs?

Scotland’s first mass vaccination centres will be at several locations across the country, including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

These are:

Ravenscraig Sports Centre, Motherwell

Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh

NHS Louisa Jordan, Glasgow

Pyramids Business Park, Bathgate

P&J Live at TECA, Aberdeen.

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Will there be more centres opening?

The government plans to secure more large vaccination centres soon, with a particular focus in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

Right now, only the NHS Louisa Jordan has been confirmed for the inoculation of Glasgow residents.

The managing director of Rangers football club also wrote to the UK and Scottish governments last week to offer Ibrox Stadium as another mass vaccination hub.

Celtic have also said Celtic Park could be used to inoculate people.

How many doses will be given at the sites?

Each of the centres has been chosen for their capacity to deliver 20,000 vaccine doses per week.

When will they open?

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has said most of the mass vaccination centres should be up and running by the start of March.

Queen Margaret University officials announced on 17 January that the campus will begin to vaccinate people from February.

The centres will open from 8am to 8pm, but Ms Freeman said the sites could potentially move to administer vaccines over 24 hours a day.

The NHS Louisa Jordan at the SEC, which was converted into an emergency coronavirus hospital during the first lockdown in March 2020, has already opened to offer vaccines to health and social care staff.

More than 5,000 health workers were given their jabs at the hospital on Saturday 16 January.

The exercise was part of the rollout of the vaccine to front-line care staff - one of the first two priority groups which are currently being given the vaccine in Scotland.

Who will be vaccinated first?

More than 200,000 people in Scotland have already been vaccinated.

The rollout began with front-line health and care workers, care home residents and over-80s in the community.

Nicola Sturgeon set out Scotland’s jabs targets on Monday 18 January.

By the start of February, the government plans to vaccinate care home residents and carers, those over 80 years of age, and frontline health and social care workers.

By the middle of February, focus will turn to people aged over 75 and then those aged over 70.

By the beginning of March people aged over 65 will begin to be vaccinated.

And by early May, the last priority groups in phase one will receive the vaccine, which is everyone else over 50 years old.