Home   News   Article

Black Isle Showground in Muir of Ord to host flu vaccine delivery again this year after successful trailblazer amid ongoing concern about Covid-19 impact


By Hector MacKenzie

Easier access to your trusted, local news. Have a look at our brand new digital subscription packages!



Dr Ross Jaffrey said use of the Black Isle Showground faciltities was a good example of local collaborations in meeting challenges thrown up by Covid-19 and influenza.
Dr Ross Jaffrey said use of the Black Isle Showground faciltities was a good example of local collaborations in meeting challenges thrown up by Covid-19 and influenza.

Community cooperation and imaginative collaborations to overcome challenges thrown up by the ongoing Covid-19 virus threat remain silver linings of the crisis.

And that will remain important as the flu vaccination programme kicks in amid concerns about a potentially tough winter ahead.

Safe Hands, Saves Lives founder Dr Ross Jaffrey, a GP with patients in Muir of Ord and Beauly, today welcomed a reduction in positive Covid cases within the Highlands, albeit against a backdrop of fewer tests.

He said: "For some, Covid-19 remains a very difficult virus to fight off, so sad to see patients struggle with the onset and aftermath of this significant illness."

But he added: "Communities continue to come together to help each other. In Beauly and Muir of Ord we are very grateful for use of the Black Isle Showground to help deliver the influenza vaccine programme once again this year.

"Similar local collaborations in other areas have typified the spirit shown by people pulling together to protect themselves and the vulnerable. Please consider the flu vaccine when offered – keep a look out on your practice website for details. Everyone over 50 is eligible this year. In Highland, early flu clinics will not be able to give the Covid booster in conjunction with flu unfortunately."

900 get jab at Black Isle Showground


Do you want to respond to this article? If so, click here to submit your thoughts and they may be published in print.



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More