18-24-year-olds urged to register to receive vaccine appointments by text

NHS Borders is inviting all 18-29 year olds in the area to register online or by phone before Friday, 4 June, to get details of their Covid-19 vaccine appointment sent to them by email or text.

Health Secretary Humza Yousaf.
Health Secretary Humza Yousaf.

Those not registering will be sent their appointment details by letter at a later date.

Nicola MacDonald, vaccination programme manager at NHS Borders said: “By registering for the vaccine online at nhsinform.scot/under30register or calling 0800 030 8013 before Friday, June 4, those aged 18-29 can get their appointment by email or text wherever they are.

“This is particularly important for those who are planning to be away or have different term-time addresses to ensure they still get details of their appointment as soon as possible. This is because letters will be sent out to where they are registered with a GP.

“I’d encourage all 18-29 year olds to take up the registration offer before the deadline.”

Cabinet secretary for health, Humza Yousaf (pictured), said: “The Covid-19 vaccine is our best way out of the current pandemic and these survey findings are really encouraging as we roll-out the programme to those in the younger age groups and look at potential uptake levels.

“It’s clear from the findings that 18-29 year olds across Scotland are thinking about others, with 54 per cent of respondents who will get or have got the vaccine saying they have, or would, get the vaccine ‘because we’re all in this together and they want to do their bit’.”