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Island's COVID-19 vaccination programme begins today

The rollout of the Pfizer-Biontech Covid-19 vaccine begins on Island today.

Health and Care staff are the first to start receiving the jab today as part of the biggest mass vaccination programme in Isle of Man history.

975 doses of it arrived on Island on December 16 and since then have been safely stored at minus 70 degrees.

The next to get the vaccine after that will be nursing home residents and the over-80's, following that priority groups will then be called.

Meanwhile, a vaccination hub is being set up at the Isle of Man Airport which will get up and running once those following priority groups are called.

Officials say people in each priority group will be contacted to register for a vaccination and residents are encouraged to respond swiftly once invited to come forward.

Government also says individuals should not call 111 to book a vaccination until they've been called.

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