Scottish Ambulance Service Paramedic D.A. MacInnes, has today become one of the first people on Uist to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. 

D.A., 54, received the Pfizer vaccination today in Uist & Barra Hospital on Benbecula with it being administered by NHS Western Isles Occupational Health Nurse, Marion Campbell.

D.A., who has been employed with the Scottish Ambulance Service for 25 years and is from Stoneybridge in South Uist, said, “I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to receive the covid-19 vaccine.

“I recognise the importance of taking the vaccine to protect the patients and relatives that I have contact with through my work as an Ambulance Paramedic.

After receiving the vaccination, D.A. commented: “I would recommend that those who are offered it take the vaccine at the first opportunity.”

NHS Western Isles Chief Executive Gordon Jamieson said: “This is more good news for the Western Isles as the first people in Uist are vaccinated.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank our local communities for their ongoing efforts over a long and extremely challenging period, to contain and suppress the virus, and ask that you continue these efforts and vigilance to keep our communities safe.”