All over 50s now scheduled for jab in the Borders

All Borderers aged 50 or over have now been scheduled an appointment for their first Covid-19 vaccine, with more than 55,000 people now having received their first dose.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 12:39 pm
Nicky Berry.
Nicky Berry.

If you are in that age group, you should receive an appointment letter in the next couple of days.

However, vaccination of those aged 60-64 years, along with unpaid carers and people with underlying health conditions, is still being carried out.

An NHS spokesperson said: “Our teams are now administering second doses to those who were eligible in Wave 1. So far more than 11,000 people have received their second dose.

“If you are waiting to receive your second appointment please be assured that you will be contacted by the team who gave you your first jab. Please do not call your GP practice unless advised to do so.

“It is really important that you come forward to get your second dose when it is your turn to ensure that you have lasting protection against Covid-19

Nicky Berry, executive lead for the local vaccine programme, said: “I am delighted with the progress our teams have made in getting vaccinations to as many people as quickly as possible.

"I am also encouraged by the excellent uptake rate of vaccination in the Borders.

"I would like to extend my continued thanks to our staff and partners for their hard work and also to the public for their fantastic response in coming forward to be vaccinated.

"To those who are still waiting their turn, thank you for your patience.”

She added: “I fully understand how eager you are to get your jab, please be assured that we will vaccinate you as soon as we can in line with the national roll-out plan.”