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.
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” ― Abraham Lincoln
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.
“NHS Boards will identify acceptable and accessible locations, both for mass vaccination and for local access.”
On 1st of November 1894 Dr Emile Roux, France, announced the development of a vaccine for diphtheria.
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.