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Orkney’s over 80s to receive COVID vaccine

NHS Orkney is now able to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to patients who live on the mainland of Orkney and who are aged 80 and over.

Isles patients aged 80 and over will be contacted by their GP practice in early January to come in for an appointment.

The health authority has confirmed that it will be inviting patients to come to the Kirkwall Vaccination Centre to receive the jab.

Patients are asked to phone 888 024 to book an appointment.

The phone line will be open on Tuesday, January 5 from 9.30am to 4.30pm and every working day (Monday – Friday) thereafter.

Housebound patients, who normally receive a flu vaccine at home, will have their COVID vaccination done in the same way. This will happen throughout January, so they do not need to phone and arrange this.

If any patient has difficulty in coming for a vaccination in Kirkwall, they should contact the COVID vaccination phone line on 888 024 and NHS Orkney staff will try their best to make alternative arrangements.

 

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