Advance Online Booking Facility Opened to 30-39 year olds


Categories: Constituency, Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health, NHS Forth Valley

Stirling Politicians Urge Covid-19 Booster Uptake

Stirling MSP Evelyn Tweed and MP Alyn Smith have encouraged Stirling residents to sign-up for their Covid-19 boosters if currently eligible, as cases of the Omicron variant continue to increase across the nation.

Currently those aged 30-39 can book via the website, with those aged 18-30 able to do so later in the week (week commencing Monday 13th December).

Vaccination boosters will have an important role to play in maintaining high levels of protection against Covid-19, which in turn will help reduce pressure on crucial health services and staff.

Alyn Smith MP:

‘As we head into the festive period, many across Stirling will be understandably tired of public health measures and Covid-19 in general. However the emergence of the Omicron variant should have us all reassessing our behaviours, reinforcing our habits of mask-wearing, ventilation and hygiene – and getting ourselves booked in for our boosters when possible. It’s been a long two years – but Covid still has the potential to severely strain our NHS and society as a whole. We must do everything we can to prevent that.

‘I urge households across Stirling to stay safe this coming Christmas and festive season; to keep cautious and get your booster when you can.’

Evelyn Tweed MSP said:

‘Covid-19 continues to disrupt the lives of households across Stirling, and I too feel frustrated and fed-up. However we must remember the virus doesn’t feel fatigue, or frustration – it simply continues to infect, reproduce and infect further. With the Omicron variant now present across Scotland, it is absolutely essential we deploy all measures we can to keep people protected against serious illness and hospitalisation. 

‘When you’re able to, please do register for your booster and continue to follow public health guidance on face coverings, regular testing, ventilation and hygiene measures. Working together in solidarity we can slow the spread and reduce the harm inflicted by Covid-19.’