Next priority group identified in vaccine roll out

People across Lanarkshire aged between 70 and 79 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable started to receive their covid-19 vaccination appointments this week.

Dr Mark Russell, Associate Medical Director Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire, who is leading on the delivery of the covid-19 vaccine in Lanarkshire, said: “These appointments mark the start of our large community vaccination centres, which begin on 1 February.

“It will take time for us to work our way through each priority group, so we are asking for patience and that you wait to be contacted.”

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Appointments are being allocated throughout February at a vaccination centre close to your home. For your appointment, please remember to:

· bring your appointment letter with you;

· arrive as close to your appointment time as possible;

· wear a face covering for the entire duration of your appointment (unless you are medically exempt); and

· follow the signs and directions from staff once you arrive at the vaccination centre.

The letters will also include details of how to reschedule your appointment if it is not suitable.

Dr Russell added: “We are on track for everyone aged 80 and over to have received their first dose of the vaccine by the end of the first week in February.”

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