Orkney #Covid #Vaccination Update: 70.4% 1st Dose

The first dose of the covid vaccination has now been administered to 2,322,832 people in Scotland, 51.1% of the population.

279,814, 6.2% have had the second dose.

In Orkney 70.4% of islanders have had their first jag with 6.4% having received the second.

Two shots are needed to ensure the best protection against the worst effects of Covid19.

In Scotland the two types of vaccination being used are Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

This is what it looks by age group

You can find out more here: Covid Daily Dashboard

The roll out of the vaccination programme was done in order of priority of those whose health it was considered would be impacted most severely by contracting Covid19.

The stats for 26th of March 2021 are as follows:

  • 543 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 24,886 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results – 2.4% of these were positive
  • 6 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 26 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 296 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 2,322,832 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 279,814 have received their second dose

Transmission is thought to now be more likely to be spread by younger age groups but even those who have been vaccinated may still be able to transmit Covid. It is more important than ever that we continue to observe FACTS.

  • wear a face covering
  • avoid crowded places
  • clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • stay 2m away from other people
  • self-isolate and book a testif you have COVID-19 symptoms (new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste)
  • download the Protect Scotland contact tracing app

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