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Drones could deliver Covid vaccine to Isles of Scilly

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Drones could be used to deliver a Covid-19 vaccine to vulnerable islanders.

Bryher island
image captionDrones could deliver Covid vaccines to Isles of Scilly residents, including those in Bryher

Details of how vaccinations would be rolled out in the Isles of Scilly were revealed at a meeting of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT).

Chief executive Kate Shields said drones were being considered because of “travel issues” to the islands.

The first Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus jabs are expected to be given to priority groups in the UK next week.

The Local Democracy Reporting Service said Mrs Shields told members of the RCHT board: “Where we have vulnerable patients in the Isles of Scilly we will be vaccinating them.

“Obviously there are travel issues there and we are looking at what we can do.”

She added: “I’m not sure if I should say this but we have been looking at using a drone to…

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