WEST Fifers are being told not to ignore a COVID-19 vaccine appointment letter which may have been sent by mistake.

NHS Fife has issued a plea as a result of an "administrative error" that may have led to locals receiving a letter from the national appointment scheduling system following up on them not presenting for their first COVID vaccination appointment, even when they did attend and were vaccinated.

If you have received your first dose of the COVID vaccination and are in receipt of one these letters - please DO NOT IGNORE IT.

Instead, you are asked to phone the national COVID Vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013 to check your vaccination record and ensure your second vaccination appointment is scheduled appropriately.

"We thank those individuals affected for their understanding and help in rectifying this issue," an NHS Fife spokesperson said.