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Covid-19 vaccine clinics held in Moray for over-80s


By Chris Saunderson

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COVID vaccinations for people in Moray over the age of 80 are being rolled out.

Surgeries in Fochabers, Buckie and Lossiemouth are among those to have held vaccine clinics yesterday and today, with more planned tomorrow and next week.

Margaret and Bill Stephen get ready to receive their vaccinations from nurse practitioner Jo Fraser-Mackenzie at the Moray Coast practice. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Margaret and Bill Stephen get ready to receive their vaccinations from nurse practitioner Jo Fraser-Mackenzie at the Moray Coast practice. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

The Institute in Fochabers was used as a vaccination centre by the local surgery, while Moray Coast practice in Lossiemouth is vaccinating 540 people over two days.

Other surgeries, with support from NHS Grampian, are rolling out the first phase of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to the most vulnerable groups.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Grant Redford gives Ian Shepherd the vaccine at the Fochabers Public Institut. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Advanced Nurse Practitioner Grant Redford gives Ian Shepherd the vaccine at the Fochabers Public Institut. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

While Moray and Scotland remains in a firm lockdown to try and supress the spread of the coronavirus, the vaccine has been described by nursing staff locally as a "glimmer of hope".

For a full story and more pictures from some of the first Covid-19 vaccine clinics in Moray see the print version of The Northern Scot on Friday.


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