NHS calls on Western Isles students home for summer to get Covid vaccine

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NHS Western Isles is calling on students aged 18 or over who are returning home during the summer to contact them for a Covid vaccination appointment.

Students who have not yet received their first dose of vaccine, or those due their second dose, are urged to contact NHS Western Isles to book an appointment.

NHS Western Isles Chief Executive Gordon Jamieson said it is important everyone eligible comes forward as quickly as possible and that everyone gets both doses of the vaccine to get the maximum protection against Covid.

‘Covid can affect people of all ages. You can get seriously ill from Covid-19 at any age and the virus can cause serious long-term effects regardless of age. Please take steps to protect yourself and get the vaccine,’ he added.

To book an appointment in the Western Isles, contact 0808 196 8383 or email wi.covidvax@nhs.scot and leave your contact details.