COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The first COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered in Tayside. The first group to receive vaccinations were some of the immunisers who will be giving the vaccination to others, including other frontline staff working in high risk areas, such domestic staff, porters, nurses, allied health professionals and consultants.

Due to the logistics of storing the vaccine, the first vaccination clinics are taking place at Ninewells Hospital, which is the vaccine holding centre for Tayside, and will initially focus on frontline health and social care workers.

Director of Public Health Dr Emma Fletcher said:
“This is a significant step in our fight against COVID-19 and I'm so pleased to see the first vaccinations delivered in Tayside today. The Vaccine Services team in Tayside took delivery of the vaccine yesterday and has been busy preparing doses for the first clinics taking place this week.
“We will have limited doses of the vaccine available over the first few weeks and, as those being vaccinated need two doses at least 21 days apart, half of the vaccines need to be held back to give the second injection.
“This means that we need to offer the jab to our frontline health and social care staff on a phased basis according to their risk. It is hoped that care home residents and staff will be offered the vaccine in their own care homes from 14 December.

(Source: NHS Tayside Facebook post)

As yet there is no guidance regarding the schedule of vaccination beyond these groups.

Carnoustie Medical Group patients will be notified when they become eligible for vaccination. Please be patient while we await further information and guidance.

Further Information

COVID-19 Vaccination information is available from NHS Inform COVID-19 vaccine pages.

We will post further details on our website and on Facebook when we receive updates.

Posted: 9 December 2020

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