Update on next cohort of Fort patients to get Covid jab

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Patients from Fort William aged between 50 and 64 years who are registered with one of the three GP practices in the town will be invited to get their first Covid vaccination at Caol Community Centre starting in early April.

Clinics for these patients, who come under priority groups 7, 8 and 9, are currently being planned and it is expected they will start in early April.

The GP practices involved are Glen Mor Medical Practice, Tweedale Medical Practice and Craig Nevis Medical Practice.

Fiona Mackenzie, Primary Care Manager for the West, said: ‘The programme is going well across NHS Highland. We’re still in the planning stage for priority groups 7, 8 and 9 but when they are invited, they will be asked to attend Caol Community Centre.

‘We thank Caol Regeneration Company, Highland Council and High Life Highland for their help with the use of this location.’

Patients are asked not call their surgery to enquire about timescales for these appointments as the surgery will not have this information. Contact details for any queries will be included in appointment letters.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation advises on the order of priority for the vaccination:

Group 7 – all those 60 years of age and over
Group 8 – all those 55 years of age and over
Group 9 – all those 50 years of age and over

Further updates on immunisation for those in JCVI Group 10 – the 16 –to 49 age group – will be available soon.