Vaccine roll-out in Aberdeenshire remains 'on track'

A large proportion of Aberdeenshire residents have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 10:24 am
Updated Thursday, 1st April 2021, 10:34 am
Many Aberdeenshire residents have now received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

An update on the Covid Vaccine programme delivery in the region was given at a meeting of Aberdeenshire Council’s Integration Joint Board (IJB) last Wednesday (March 31).

At the meeting Angie Wood, Interim Chief Officer of Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), said the latest figures estimated that around 112,000 people in Aberdeenshire have received their vaccination.

The programme is still focusing on vaccinating those who are most vulnerable first while appointment invites have been sent out to unpaid carers and those aged between 60 and 54.

Aberdeenshire HSCP said it was “on track” to complete vaccinations in priority groups by the Scottish Government deadline of April 18.

Ms Wood added that the vaccine programme would not have been possible without support from Aberdeenshire Council, Live Life Aberdeenshire staff and Area Managers across the region.

Vaccination centres are still in use across Aberdeenshire along with the NHS Grampian Mass Vaccination Centre at TECA Aberdeen.

Councillor Dennis Robertson offered his congratulations to everyone involved in the vaccination programme stating that is has been “a massive logistical piece of work” and added that it has been going “extremely well”.

IJB chair Anne Stirling also offered a “huge congratulations and thanks” to the vaccination teams.