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Sutherland Vaccine Update

6th November 2021

The uptake of the COVID vaccine programme in NHS Highland has been excellent and we fully appreciate that many are now keen to get their COVID booster and their flu vaccination.
In Sutherland NHS Highland will be delivering COVID vaccination clinics for the following GP Practices -

• Golspie Medical Practice (COVID)
• Helmsdale/Brora (COVID)
• Tongue Health Centre (COVID)

Eligible patients with these practices will be invited by letter. Appointments can be rescheduled via the NHS Highland Vaccination Hub. Please only call the Hub if you have been asked to.

Other Sutherland practices are running their own clinics and they will get in touch with their patients directly.

We know patients have experienced difficulty in getting through to the Vaccination Hub. The software issues experienced at the beginning of this programme have been resolved and we are pleased to say that an appeal for more colleagues to assist the Hub Team has resulted in offers of support which will help us in operating these phone lines.

We will roll out vaccination over the coming weeks, prioritising the over 70s, the clinically extremely vulnerable and the severely immunosuppressed and working through other eligible groups.

Clinics for Sutherland have been scheduled for Golspie, Helmsdale, Brora and Tongue during November. Patients will be invited by letter but further details are available on our website.

We will continue to assess the demand for vaccination and, if required, schedule in more local clinics.