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Dates set for pupils at Tain Royal Academy to be offered Covid-19 vaccine, school confirms


By Hector MacKenzie

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Tain Royal Academy.
Tain Royal Academy.

PUPILS at an Easter Ross secondary will be offered Covid-19 vaccines next month.

Tain Royal Academy said NHS Highland have confirmed that they will carry out vaccination programme for 12 to 15 year-olds at the Easter Ross school on Tuesday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 15.

Covid-related absences and closures have affected several schools across the Highlands in recent weeks.

NHS Highland public health advice meantime states: "Children who are sick should not attend school and where a child has symptoms that could be from Covid they should stay at home and have a PCR test booked. Once well and with a negative PCR test, they can return to school.

"If a case of Covid arises in a member of staff or student at a school, letters will be issued to those who have been in contact with the case which will explain what action needs to be taken.

"There will be no need for school contacts to self-isolate unless they are contacted by Test and Protect. In the event of further cases in the school, additional action will be taken and in the event of a significant outbreak advice will be sought from the health protection team and actions undertaken depending on the specific circumstances."

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