DROP-IN Covid vaccination clinics are once again running across NHS Ayrshire and Arran venues this week.

Those seeking a first, second or booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine can attend at any of the clinics listed below without making an appointment.

Sessions are running at Ardrossan Civic Centre today (Monday, February 7) from 1pm-6.30pm, and tomorrow (Tuesday) from 10.30am-6.30pm.

A clinic will also open at Walker Hall in Troon on Tuesday from 9am to 11am and from 1pm to 6.30pm.

On Wednesday (February 9) residents can attend Ayrshire College's Kilwinning Campus between 9am and 11am, and from 1pm to 4pm; Greenwood Conference Centre in Dreghorn (2pm to 6.30pm); and Grand Hall, Kilmarnock (9am to 11am and from 1pm to 6.30pm).

On Thursday (February 10) Ayrshire College's Kilmarnock Campus will host clinics from 9am to 11am and from 1pm to 4pm; the Greenwood Conference Centre will also be open from 9am to 11am and from 1pm to 6.30pm.

On Friday (February 11) Auchinleck Boswell Centre will be open for drop-ins from 4pm to 6pm, while the Citadel Leisure Centre in Ayr will hold sessions from 9am to 11am.

Girvan Community Hospital will hold a drop-in clinic on Saturday, February 12 from 1pm-4.30pm and on Sunday (February 13) Dalry Primary School will be open from 1pm to 4.30pm, along with Maybole Town Hall from 9am to 11am and from 1pm to 6.30pm.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s director of public health, Lynne McNiven, said: “You don’t need an appointment to attend a local drop-in clinic, whether you are due a first, second or booster dose – we are accommodating patients at every stage of their vaccine journey.

"On February 9 and 10, vaccinators are returning to Ayrshire College venues and these clinics are open to students and staff, as well as members of the public. So please take the opportunity to get your vaccine on campus if that suits you best.

“All our clinics were extremely busy in December, but they are a bit quieter at the moment, and we know there are many people who have been delayed to attend for vaccination following a positive test for Covid over the festive period.

"If 28 days have passed since your infection and you are due a vaccine, please attend one of the local options on a drop-in basis or book yourself an appointment if you prefer.

“There is plenty of bookable capacity at our local vaccine clinics, so call the helpline on 0800 030 8013 to get a date in the diary for this important protection against coronavirus.

“We’ve seen that Covid-19 can be serious at any age and I’d urge everyone who is eligible to come forward for vaccination.”

You can also book a vaccine appointment online via the national portal nhsinform.scot/vaccinebooking.