Vaccine roll out starting in Lanarkshire

The fightback against the virus that has blighted 2020 is underway at last -as the the vaccination process designed to wipe it out begins today (Tuesday)

Health bosses from NHS Lanarkshire have released some details on the two -shot process - and the procedure they will follow to reach those most in need .

And they have spelled out exactly who the first will be to receive the jab which was developed by a team of international team of scientists working for pharmaceutical giant Pfizer-BioNTech

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Dr Mark Russell, Associate Medical Director, Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire revealed: “NHS Lanarkshire has set up a tactical group to lead the local delivery of the covid-19 vaccination programme.

“This week our focus will be on vaccinating care home staff and residents and frontline staff with direct patient contact.

“This will include our vaccinators and staff working in red covid areas. Managers are being asked to identify staff to be vaccinated and our online booking system will then open to the wider organisation.”

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