Covid-19 vaccine being rolled out in Ayrshire
NHS Ayrshire & Arran received its first delivery of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine yesterday and today (Tuesday 8 December) sees the start of the vaccination programme that will be delivered over the coming weeks and months.
The programme will follow the independent advice received from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on the prioritisation for receiving the vaccine.
The first to be vaccinated will be our vaccinators.
As the first eligible groups are prioritised and vaccinated it remains vitally important that everyone continues to follow FACTS and the Scottish Government guidance to protect themselves and others from the virus.
John Burns, NHS Ayrshire & Arran Chief Executive said:
“We are delighted to have received our first delivery of the vaccine into NHS Ayrshire & Arran and to have started our vaccination programme today. Delivering a vaccination programme of this size will be challenging, however we have planned carefully to ensure we have an effective programme to deliver vaccination in the weeks and months ahead.
“As we follow the JCVI prioritised cohorts we will ensure timely communication at each stage of the programme.
“I realise how challenging these last months have been, however I would ask that we all continue to follow the FACTS advice to ensure we continue to protect ourselves, our families and friends.”
For further information on the COVID-19 vaccination programme visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine