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Older Kingussie pupils able to get Covid jags at school

By Gavin Musgrove

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Older pupils at Kingussie High School will be able to have their first or second Covid jag tomorrow (Tuesday) when a clinic is held there by NHS Highland.

Initially only children aged 12 to 15 were to be vaccinated but the programme has now been expanded.

The school has been pressing for older pupils to also be eligible.

Headteacher Ian Adamson told parents in correspondence: "We have had confirmation that 16-18 year olds can have their first or second vaccination on Tuesday when our 12-15 year olds are receiving theirs.

"Please remember that if your child is between the ages of 12 -15 years old, they will need a consent form but if your child is aged between 16-18 years old, they can have the vaccination with verbal consent.

"It is important to remind you that children who have had Covid-19 should wait 12 weeks before having their vaccination.

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