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Covid-19 clinic at Black Isle Showground sees almost 900 given jab as GP praises volunteers and patients offer thanks for 'outstanding' job

By Hector MacKenzie

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Dr Ross Jaffrey
Dr Ross Jaffrey

A ROSS-SHIRE Covid-19 vaccination drive at an unusual venue resulted in another 900 people being vaccinated.

The Croyard Road Medical Practice staged the clinic yesterday at the Black Isle Showground in Muir of Ord following a successful flu vaccination drive-through session last year.

Dr Ross Jaffrey said he was delighted with how it went and paid "huge thanks" to British Red Cross volunteers, practice staff and the Black Isle Showground team for use of the fields.

He said: "Despite the rain, wind and cold we all had fun! Almost 900 more people vaccinated in our community as a result."

He said he was proud of the commitment shown in very challenging weather conditions.

He posted: "We can’t change the weather but we may be able to influence the pandemic, making where we live and work a much safer place. Thanks team, and thanks for all the kinds words people have forwarded. It means a lot to all that helped to make this happen."

Jane Thomson posted: "Fantastic effort by all yesterday- I was in at 4.30pm and the staff and volunteers were still smiling. A million thank yous to everyone involved."

Paul Wilson stated: "Yesterday at BIS was very slick and efficient - a credit to the amazing organisational skills of everyone involved."

Irene Rendall said: "Well done to all the staff and volunteers who stood out in horrendous weather to get more of us vaccinated. Much appreciated."

kate Maciver: "Fantastic team work to get that amount of people vaccinated in one day is incredible. Thank you."

Lisa Williams: "Thank you once again, in these times when we have all felt helpless and that our ‘normal ‘ lives have changed unimaginable, the one thing that has been routine, clear and precise is your daily updates! Outstanding communication, thank you so much."

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