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Letter: This oldie should not be among the first vaccinated

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SIR – I am one of the town’s “oldies”, so in line for early vaccination, although I’ve not heard a peep out of my surgery as yet.

However, going against my own hopes for immunisation, I wonder whether priority is being given in the right direction. Firstly, care home residents are virtually “cocooned” with no visitors or contact with the outside world, so would presumably be as safe as it’s possible for them to be.

Secondly, aged people like myself only go out and about when we have to and don’t gather in large numbers.

I would have thought that vaccines should first be made available to those who are having to cope with their daily lives and feeding their families, risking infection each time they visit a supermarket or pharmacy, queue for the bank or a coffee.

Surely it is they who need to be provided with early protection? Sorry folks, but it makes sense to me.

Phyllis Inglis,

New Milton

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