Perth’s new vaccination centre now operational

After almost a year at the Glover Street venue, the vaccination team at Dewars will be moving into their new home in the former H&M store in the St John’s Shopping Centre, which will be known as Perth Central.

Around 200,000 COVID and flu jabs have been delivered at Dewars Centre since the vaccination centre opened in February 2021. The last day of vaccinations at Dewars was31 December and the new venue will be open from the 3rd of January 2022.

NHS Tayside Associate Director for Public Health Dr Daniel Chandler said, “Dewars Centre has played a huge part in allowing us to deliver many thousands of vaccinations to the public in Perth & Kinross this year and we are very grateful to everyone who has been involved in this fantastic partnership effort. 

“There has been lots work behind the scenes to identify and set up the new venue in the centre of Perth and we look forward to welcoming the first patients in the New Year.

“We are continuing to offer COVID boosters to all those eligible, as well as first and second doses, and would encourage anyone who is yet get vaccinated to book an appointment or come along to a drop-in session, at Dewars or Perth Central as soon as you can.”

Perth & Kinross Council Leader Murray Lyle added, “Thousands of people have received their vaccinations or boosters at Dewars since the start of the year.

“I would like to thank all the staff and volunteers who helped deliver vaccines at Dewars and everyone who has come forward for their jag.

“Getting vaccinated is the best protection against COVID and I would urge everyone who has not been vaccinated or had their booster to do so as soon as possible.”

Anyone attending the new vaccination centre by car can use any of the nearby car parks in the city centre.  Blue Badge parking is available on South Street and there is drop-off access from King Edward Street with Shop Mobility located nearby at Canal Street.

The recent move has concerned many residents and businesses within the area of possible parking issues.

Perth Gazette