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First Covid-19 vaccines to be given at Forres Health Centre this month


By Jonathan Clark

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Forres Health and Care Centre.
Forres Health and Care Centre.

THE first Covid-19 vaccines are set to be given to patients at Forres Health Centre before the end of January.

Vaccine clinics for patients registered with Culbin and Varis medial practices who are aged over 79 (born before March 31, 1941) will be held on the weekend of January 23 at the health centre.

Housebound patients will be visited by community vaccination teams.

Appointment letters are currently being sent out to all those concerned.

Patients attending the vaccination clinics must wear a face covering; arrive close to their appointment time and attend alone if possible.

The vaccine is usually given in the upper arm, so suitable clothes should be worn.

Forres Health Centre is unable to offer Covid-19 vaccinations to any other patient group at the moment.

Vaccine rollout, which will be based on age and underlying health conditions, is coordinated by NHS Grampian and will continue as quickly as possible.

Information about the vaccine is being sent to all households in Scotland, with this information also available on NHS Inform at www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine.

If further help is required, the vaccine helpline is open from 8am to 8pm on 0800 030 8013.


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