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Many more people will receive their first dose of Oxford / Astrazeneca coronavirus vaccine in primary care practices and community vaccination centers across Scotland starting tomorrow (Monday)

The vaccine, which was released on Jan. Approved for use by the UK Medicines and Health Products Regulator (MHRA) on December 31, it has already been administered in primary care in Tayside, Lothian, Orkney and Highland

The first doses of Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine will be given in primary care practices and community centers throughout the rest of Scotland including the North East starting this week

Individuals 80 and over are invited to be vaccinated by letter or phone from their local NHS board of directors or family doctor’s office

Minister of Health Jeane Freeman said: “The delivery of the vaccine from Oxford / AstraZeneca is an important development in the largest vaccination program we have ever undertaken

“I want to thank everyone involved for their continued efforts to ensure the pace of the program continues

???? We have over 1,100 vaccination centers, including over 750 general practitioner practices with a growing core of over 3,000 trained vaccines delivering the vaccine. “When it is your turn to be vaccinated, your local health authority will contact you and I urge you to to accept the offer

“And please remember that for the second dose, it is critical that you receive it, as it is vital for long-term protection and course completion

???? As always, we are reliant on vaccine supplies and we continue to review all possible options to expedite the delivery of all vaccines and bring forward schedules whenever possible

â ???? This work, along with our expanded testing strategy, strict adherence to the restrictions we live in and adherence to public health guidelines, is essential to protect the most vulnerable and further impact the NHS and welfare to minimize servicesâ ????

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Source: https://www.grampianonline.co.uk/news/oxford-astrazeneca-vaccine-national-roll-out-progresses-224290/