The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has announced it will be offering pregnant women the COVID-19 vaccine, in line with the vaccine roll out plan for the UK.
“it suggests that the vaccine helps prevent people from passing on the virus to others – something that has been suspected but hasn’t previously been shown. “
‘Understanding what a vaccine passport could be used for is a fundamental question. Is it a passport to allow international travel or could it be used domestically to allow holders greater freedoms? ” Professor Mills
The cumulative total of positive cases in Orkney is now at 57.
Orkney which for so long had few Covid positive cases has seen recent increases and today, 9th of January, has recorded a cumulative total of 45.
In the original advice on the Pfizer vaccine the second dose was to be administered 3 weeks after the first one. This has now changed to 3 months.
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Scotland has 130,650 doses available for delivery (as of 16th December) with 50% of those having to be retained as all those vaccinated require 2 doses
There is a considerable jigsaw of pieces which have to fit together to make it all happen and to insure no vaccine is wasted.
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.