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Anyone who has received their two doses of Covid vaccine can now share the good news thanks to a partnership between NHS Western Isles and a graphic design company.
The firm, Loom, has produced a Double Dose Club logo, sticker and avatar frame for proud individuals to share they have received both vaccine jags.
Designed by Loom’s owner and creative director Pearse O’Halloran, the graphics comprise a mint green and blue design and featuring text in English and Gaelic – Double Dose Club: Fully Vaccinated Member. Tapadh leibh NHS Eileanan Siar.
Mr O’Halloran said he was full of gratitude after receiving a second vaccine and amazed he was fully vaccinated just over a year after the pandemic hit.
‘I wanted to post on the Loom Instagram page, thanking NHS Western Isles staff who have made this possible. The studio always aims to be playful with our graphic output so I devised a member’s badge for a faux ‘Double Dose Club’.
‘It’s astounding how much that wee graphic has taken on a life of its own since. I am very glad to give a small bit back to the NHS staff and the Western Isles community.’
The design has already been well received by the general public, with the avatar frames alone being used more than 300 times. The stickers have been printed and issued to vaccine clinics and will be offered to each person attending their second vaccination appointment.
Gordon Jamieson, NHS Western Isles Chief Executive, added: ‘Healthcare services continue to look for new and engaging ways to promote the importance of the vaccine, as well as reminding people of all ages to attend their second dose vaccine appointment.
‘We are delighted with the designs Mr O’Halloran has produced and thank him for the time and effort he has put into creating them. I would also like to thank those who display these graphics as a reminder to everyone of the importance of receiving both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
‘Not only have the Double Dose Club graphics been shared with Scottish Government, but expressions of interest have been received from other Scottish health boards interested in using the graphics in their own area.’
CAPTION: Gordon Jamieson, NHS Western Isles Chief Executive, left, and Pearse O’Halloran, Loom Creative Director.
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