Waste Water Analysis Published data to pinpoint fragments of coronavirus’ RNA in local waste water samples continues to show positive levels throughout Scotland. Information from the area covered by Kirkwall’s waste water system […]
Vaccinations Public Health Scotland is encouraging young people to take up the offer of routine vaccines at school as the latest statistics show a decline in vaccine uptake rates among this group. […]
“Flu and COVID-19 can still be serious, and can result in hospitalisation.” Professor Sir Gregor Smith, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland
Public Health Scotland are urging those eligible for the flu and COVID-19 vaccines this winter to come forward for vaccination. Since 4 September 2023 (the current Winter 2023 vaccination programme) 1,235,699 influenza […]
During the current Winter 2023 vaccination programme a total of 1,020,912 Influenza (Adult 18+), 231,749 Influenza (Children 6 months to 17 years) and 810,960 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the Scottish […]
A total of 895,184 influenza (Adult 18+), 187,009 influenza (Children 6 months to 17 years) and 690,663 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the Scottish population since 4 September 2023 during the […]
During the current Winter 2023 vaccination programme a total of 766,567 Influenza (Adult 18+), 175,973 Influenza (Children 6 months to 17 years) and 568,369 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the Scottish […]
The number of acute Covid-19 admissions to Hospital has remained steady at 266 from 265 the previous week according to latest published figures from Public Health Scotland (12th December 2023). However, the […]
“My husband was called for what he thought was going to be a Covid plus ‘Flu vaccination. When he arrived at the hospital he was told that he’s only eligible for the ‘Flu jab.”
Sampling for fragments of coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid (RNA) in local waste water samples in Scotland continue to show positive readings across the majority of sites. This is one of the few tools left to trace the prevalence of Covid in the community. This table is for Kirkwall.
The Scottish Government has announced that routine COVID-19 testing in hospitals, care homes and prisons is to be substantially reduced in Scotland following clinical and scientific advice.