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Scot teen to become one of the youngest to get Covid vaccine just six weeks after turning 16

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Covid-19 vaccine.Holly Webster, 16, who suffers from hereditary spherocytosis and von Willebrand disease (VWD), has been forced to shield at home for much of the last year.She had to have her spleen removed in an operation in May 2019 in order to improve her condition but the surgery reduced her immune system.Mum Fiona said: “The Oxford AstraZeneca is not suitable for under 18s so my GP could not give her it because they only had that one.

So I had to go to a consultant in Ninewells and the haematologist we saw said that she definitely needed the vaccine due to her condition.“So my GP then got in touch with the vaccine coordinator and made sure she is set up to get the Pfizer vaccine, which 16-year-olds can get.

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