A CAMPAIGN to get residents "boosted by the bells" is under way across the Forth Valley.

NHS Forth Valley is urging people over the age of 19 to visit a drop-in vaccination clinic or book an appointment for their Covid-19 vaccine boosters.

Meanwhile, young people aged 16 and 17 can also attend for their second dose if it has been at least 12 weeks since their first and they have not tested positive since.

Dr Graham Foster, director of public health at NHS Forth Valley, said: "Getting boosted by the bells is the best way to keep you and your loved ones safe and protect the NHS.

"We are encouraging all adults in Forth Valley who have had their second dose more than 12 weeks ago, to use their well-deserved time off over the festive period to get their Covid-19 vaccine booster, either by attending one of our local drop-in clinics or by booking an appointment online.

"By doing so, you will boost your immunity against coronavirus as we head into 2022.

"If you've not yet had your first or second dose, it is not too late to do that either.

"It's really important to get both doses and your booster to give you maximum protection."

A drop-in clinic is open at Forth Valley Royal Hospital today and tomorrow, December 29 and 30, from 9am to 4pm.

The clinic is accessed via a separate exterior side door, to the right of the main entrance, to reduce traffic through the hospital.