In the week ending 13 November 2022, there were on average 657 patients in hospital with COVID-19, an 8.4% decrease from the previous week ending 06 November 2022 (717)
1 in 35 people in Scotland are estimated to have Covid
“The actual jab took seconds – less time than it took to get his shirt sleeve rolled up ready for it!”
The Orkney Vaccine centre is in full swing with this years Flu vaccine jabs.
“I’d urge all parents and carers to take up the offer of getting the free flu vaccine for their child this year and help stop the spread of flu. The vaccine is safe and offers the best protection we have against flu.”
As a result of increased uptake of the vaccine and measures people have put in place to limit the spread of Covid, cases of seasonal flu are much reduced this yea
The news that the first phase of vaccinations in Scotland for Covid 19 will begin as early as Tuesday 8th of December has been welcomed by Orkney’s politicians. The vaccination programme will be administered free by our NHS.
“We had our Flu jabs this Friday at the Kirkwall Vaccination Center. “
This year the flu vaccine in Scotland will be available to a wider range of people. This is because of the significant concerns about the double impact of seasonal flu and covid.
“Many infectious viruses spread via droplets from coughing and sneezing.”