Vágar wants its own vaccination site

26.07.2021 - 17:14
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Vágar wants its own vaccination site
Too many people being quarantined is becoming a problem for workplaces in Vágar
Eyð Ellingsgaard, mayor of Sørvágs municipality, and Bjarni Prior, mayor of Vága municipality want to make it easier for Vágar residents to get vaccinated
 

The two municipalities in Vágar have joined forces to set up a vaccination site on the island.

Vága municipality and Sørvágs municipality have sent a letter to the authorities requesting permission to open a vaccination centre.

“We want to do our bit to reach herd immunity, so that we can get our country back up and running again,” says Bjarni Prior, mayor of Vága municipality.

Major disruptions

“All these people going into quarantine is starting to disrupt many of the island’s workplaces, and with the summer holidays for schools and daycare centres ending soon, we’ll be seeing problems there too.”

He adds that schools and sports halls on the islands would be perfectly suitable as vaccination sites.

“But ultimately, this would be decided by the health authorities. They have expressed interest in the idea, but we have yet to receive any confirmation.”

 

For further information about Covid-19 in the Faroes, visit corona.fo.

Read the Faroese version of this article here.

Translated by prosa.fo.

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