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Covid vaccination sessions planned for Caithness and Sutherland this month

By Alan Hendry

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NHS Highland has arranged a series of Covid vaccination sessions in Caithness and Sutherland during July.

Drop-in clinics have been scheduled for Thurso, Bettyhill, Lybster, Golspie, Bonar Bridge and Kinlochbervie.

The health board is awaiting confirmation of venues in Wick and Lochinver.

A clinic planned for Melvich (July 14) has been cancelled.

Last week NHS Highland's director of public health, Dr Tim Allison, warned that Covid “has not gone away” even though most people are no longer testing for the virus.

Scotland’s health secretary Humza Yousaf emphasised recently that vaccination has been the most effective tool against Covid. “We are seeing higher numbers of infections across our communities at the moment, which is why booster vaccination is needed to maintain the best protection against Covid-19 for those at highest risk of severe effects from the virus,” he said.

Full details of the vaccination programme in the north can be found on the NHS Highland website.

Drop-in clinics in Caithness and Sutherland during July:

  • British Legion, Thurso – July 12, noon to 5pm
  • Bettyhill Nurse Base – July 14, 9am to noon
  • Lybster Community Hall – July 15, 2pm-4.30pm
  • Fountain Road Hall, Golspie – July 19, 9am to 12.30pm
  • Migdale Hospital, Bonar Bridge – July 19, 2pm-5pm
  • Kinlochbervie Medical Practice – July 21, 2pm-4.30pm
  • Wick and Lochinver to be confirmed

Five to 11-year-olds – call the NHS Highland vaccination enquiry hub on 0800 032 0339 to book an appointment.

Twelve years and over – drop-in clinic, no appointment necessary.

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