A DALGETY Bay couple and their elderly neighbours have finally been vaccinated after being missed off the list for a jab. 

Len, 77, and Pauline Hulston, 73, of St David’s Court, told the Press last week they’d received no correspondence offering them a vaccine, and neither did 10 other eligible people from their street. 

The couple hit out in frustration after repeatedly hearing from the Scottish Government that the target for vaccinating the 70-79 age group was reached on February 15. 

Local councillor Dave Dempsey also raised the issue and the Hulston’s, and others on St David’s Court, got their jags after a neighbour went to a vaccination centre at Dunfermline East Church and told staff about the situation. 

They were told to come in the very same day and the couple said they were thankful they were finally able to get the vaccination after several weeks of going on a "wild goose chase" to try and get an appointment. 

Pauline said: “After we had our vaccine a few of us then got letters saying we had an appointment the following Monday so we then had to ring up again to cancel those!

“I don’t know when they were sent out because the letter had no date on it. 

“It’s quite clear that a lot of people have had hiccups. 

“I just hope we get a notification for the second jab!”

Following the confusion last week Annabelle Ewing, MSP for the Cowdenbeath constituency, which includes Dalgety Bay, said: “Overall, the effort by the NHS in Fife and across the country to ensure that more than 94 per cent of those in the 70 to 79-year-old age group has received their jag is amazing. 

"That is a fantastic level of delivery and of take up, and everyone involved deserves our thanks.

"Unfortunately, in a massive undertaking like this there will, almost inevitably, be a blip or two and I was disappointed to learn that there seems to have been an issue in the Dalgety Bay area where some individuals aged over 70 have not received notification of appointments.

“On learning of the issue, I asked NHS Fife to provide a clear explanation as to why this happened but also to clarify how they intend to proactively ensure that no-one is left behind.

“Anyone who is concerned that they have not been contacted should call the vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013. People can also complete an online form which is available.”
Fifers are given vaccination appointments through the national scheduling tool.