NHS Western Isles has partnered with local graphic design company Loom, which has produced the Double Dose Club logo, sticker and avatar frame, for individuals proud to share that they have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Designed by Loom’s owner and Creative Director, Pearse O’Halloran, the graphics comprise a mint green and blue design as well as featuring text in both English and Gaelic - Double Dose Club: Fully Vaccinated Member. Tapadh leibh NHS Eileanan Siar.
Pearse said, "I was full of gratitude coming back from receiving a second vaccine, and amazed that I was fully vaccinated just over a year after the Pandemic hit. I wanted to post up on the LOOM Instagram page, thanking the NHS Western Isles staff and their capeless heroics to make this possible. The studio always aims to be playful with our graphic output so I devised designing a member's badge for a faux 'Double Dose Club'. It's astounding how much that wee graphic has taken on a life of its own since. I am very glad to give a small bit back to the NHS staff and the Western Isles community."
The design has already been well received by the general public, with the avatar frames alone being used over 300 times. The stickers have recently been printed and issued to each local Vaccine Clinic, and will be offered to each person attending their second vaccination appointment.
Gordon Jamieson, NHS Western Isles Chief Executive, said, “Healthcare services continue to look for new and engaging ways to promote the importance of the vaccine, as well as reminding people of all ages to attend their second dose vaccine appointment.
“We are delighted with the designs that Pearse has produced, and wish to thank him for the time and effort he has put into creating them. I would also like to thank those who display these graphics as a reminder to all of the importance of receiving both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.”
In addition, not only have the Double Dose Club graphics been shared with Scottish Government, but expressions of interest have been received from other Scottish Health Boards interested in localising the graphics for use within their own areas.