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Coronavirus / Care home residents now receiving Covid vaccine

OVER 100 people in Shetland have now received the Covid-19 vaccine, according to the local health board.

This includes some care home residents, an NHS Shetland spokesperson said.

The health board received its first batch of the Pfizer vaccine earlier this month, with enough doses to vaccinate more than 400 people.

A second batch is due to arrive in the isles in the next week.

The spokesperson confirmed that there has not been any wastage from the first batch.

There is understood to be concern among some frontline health staff over the pace of the rollout, which is overseen by the Scottish Government and is being carried out in phases.

Asked when GPs and practice nurses will be vaccinated, an NHS Shetland spokesperson said: “Wave one is currently underway and this includes all frontline clinical staff, with initial groups being vaccinators (most of whom are primary and community care) and those most at risk from the virus.”

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