A care home in Scotland has become the first HC-One home to have residents receive a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Blar Buidhe was supported by the NHS Western Isles Vaccination Team and nurse Christine Wightman to run an in-house clinic, enabling residents to receive the jab.
Blar Buidhe Home Manager Donald McIntosh commented: “We are so pleased to be in this position. I would like to express my thanks on behalf of the home to NHS Western Isles for their efficiency in delivering the vaccination program across our islands and in our home.”
“It’s very comforting to know that we are as protected as we can be.”
Families and friends of residents said they were “delighted” to learn that their loved ones have had both doses of the vaccine.
A Blar Buidhe Resident’s daughter said: “I am so pleased my Dad is getting the vaccine, he looks quite happy with it. Thank you to all the staff and team members.”
A leading epidemiologist recently revealed that one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine gives 67% protection after three weeks.
Professor Tim Spector of King’s College London, who runs the ZOE COVID-10 surveillance app, said data collected from 50,000 users vaccinated with either the Pfizer or Oxford/AstraZeneca jab showed one dose gave 46% protection after two weeks, rising to 67% after three to six weeks.