New vaccination centre for Lewis and Harris

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A dedicated centre has been established within Western Isles Hospital to support all vaccinations in Lewis and Harris.

The new centre, in the former University of Stirling Nursing Campus, features three dedicated rooms comprising waiting areas and six clinic ‘lanes’.

As well as continuing to offer all Covid-19 vaccinations, it is also providing a venue for the influenza vaccination to eligible groups.

In addition, it is also planned that the centre will offer a wider range of immunisations in the near future.

Catherine MacIver, NHS Western Isles vaccination clinic lead, said: ‘We are delighted with our new dedicated site, which enables us to vaccinate up to 50 individuals per hour.

‘Presently the centre is operating seven days a week offering a variety of vaccinations, and we would encourage anyone who has an appointment to please attend on time.

‘If for any reason you are unable to make your booked appointment, please telephone us so we can reallocate your appointment to someone else.’

The vaccination centre will enable mass vaccinations on one site, whilst complementing smaller clinics being held in the more remote areas of Lewis and Harris.

Those living on Lewis and Harris are asked to watch out for updated vaccination timetables, including details of influenza vaccine opportunities, in local press and social media.