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Council moves to create permanent vaccination facility in Fraserburgh

By David Porter

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A Fraserburgh landmark, the Dalrymple Hall is set to see a part of the building turned into a new vaccination centre in the town.

It comes after Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP) made the application via Aberdeenshire Council as an internal application.

The local authority confirmed that the change would have “no impact” on the arts centre upstairs.

A spokeswoman said: "With all vaccinations (seasonal and childhood) now the responsibility of HSCPs rather than GPs the need for Vaccination Centres will continue.

“Having a home for our vaccination teams will mean that we are better able to continue to deliver seasonal and all other vaccinations in the area.”

“The change of use for the lower ground floor will have no impact on the running of the arts centre upstairs."

There is currently a drop-in vaccination centre in operation at the Fraserburgh Sports and Community Centre, but the permanent site would replace it.

Plans show that one large office will be turned into space for four vaccine booths while another will became a private vaccination room.

Two other offices will be transformed into PPE and vaccine stores.

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