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Elderly residents in Sutherland told vaccine is on its way


By Caroline McMorran

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The coronavirus vaccine programme is set to be rolled out in parts of Sutherland from this week with priority given to elderly residents.

Two GP medical practices in the county have so far posted on Facebook that they are preparing to give the vaccine to their older patients.

A patient is given the vaccine.
A patient is given the vaccine.

Brora and Helmsdale practice posted: “We are delighted to advise that Covid vaccines are starting to roll out in the Highlands.

“We are hoping to start vaccinating this week. However, please be aware that following Scottish Government guidelines, this initial batch is for Priority Group 1 only - that is patients aged over 80.

“We will be in touch to arrange appointments.”

Lairg surgery also posted along similar lines.

One 87-year-old Dornoch resident, who did not want to be named, said she had been contacted by phone today and asked to attend a vaccination session at the West Church Hall on Wednesday.


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