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'Still plenty of clinic places left' for Covid spring booster vaccination


By Alan Hendry

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Dr Tim Allison: 'Getting high levels of vaccine coverage in all age groups is important for controlling Covid.' Picture: James Mackenzie
Dr Tim Allison: 'Getting high levels of vaccine coverage in all age groups is important for controlling Covid.' Picture: James Mackenzie

NHS Highland is urging as many people as possible to come forward for their Covid spring booster jab when invited to do so.

Dr Tim Allison, the director of public health, pointed out that ensuring high levels of vaccination across all age groups is important in controlling the virus.

“We’ve had a good uptake of vaccination in NHS Highland which has given us protection across our community," Dr Allison said.

“Lots of people have already come forward for the spring booster but there are still plenty of clinic places left.

“Getting high levels of vaccine coverage in all age groups is important for controlling Covid, both now and in the future, so I would encourage everyone still wondering whether or not to get their vaccine to please come forward when invited.”

Two vaccination sessions are planned for Wick Assembly Rooms on May 19:

  • From 10am to 6pm – Appointment or drop-in for over-75s; drop-ins for over-12s after 2pm.
  • From 3pm to 5.30pm – Appointment only for 5-11 years (book via the NHS Highland vaccination enquiry hub on 0800 032 0339); children should be accompanied by an adult who is able to provide consent.

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

Sessions are also scheduled this month at a number of locations in Sutherland, including Durness (May 25), Tongue (May 26), Armadale (May 26) and Melvich (May 27).


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