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.”
Thousands of children across the whole of Scotland are facing delays in receiving their flu vaccination at primary school.
” Pneumonia can be a killer for children under 5,but also anyone can catch it especially with the onset of winter and the probability of a winter flu which can be a cause of pneumonia.”
NHS Orkney is to get an additional £45,357 from the Scottish Government to cope with the added pressures that it faces over the winter period.