People in Largs and Millport under 50 will soon be invited to receive their COVID-19 vaccination, as the next phase of the vaccination programme gets underway.

Across Scotland, the aim is for all adults to be vaccinated by the end of July, depending on vaccine supply.

Those aged 40-49 will be invited first, followed by those aged 30-39 and then 18-29.

Letters inviting people to attend clinics to receive their vaccination will begin to arrive for under 50s from the beginning of May.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran Director of Public Health Lynne McNiven said: “We have made great progress in delivering the vaccine to more than 207,000 people across Ayrshire and Arran to date and I am very grateful to the vaccine delivery teams for how they have responded to this huge logistical challenge.

“You will be invited when it is your turn to get vaccinated, so please be patient as we work through the age groups. When you do receive your appointment letter, please do get the vaccine if you are able to do so. You can get really ill with coronavirus at any age.

“The vaccine provides our best way out of the coronavirus pandemic and a return, in time, to the things we’ve all missed.”

Those under 30 will be offered an alternative vaccine to AstraZeneca, in line with latest guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

Those who have been vaccinated should continue to follow FACTS as it will take time to establish the impact of the vaccines on transmission of the virus.

For more information visit or call the COVID-19 vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013.