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Call for all remaining adults to consider first COVID vaccination

A call is being issued for anyone aged 18 plus in Dumfries and Galloway who has not received a first COVID-19 vaccination to get in touch. Almost all originally scheduled adult first dose vaccinations have taken place, as Pfizer jags are continued to be provided in the 18 to 29 age grouping. However, vaccinations are …

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Rise in COVID-19 cases as vaccinations race against variant spread

A significant increase in COVID-19 cases has been recorded in Dumfries and Galloway – rising to stand at 239 in the week ending Sunday 27th June, up from 67 the week before. Meanwhile, the numbers of close contacts has also increased, going up from 446 to 1142. Public Health Consultant Dr Andrew Rideout said: “It’s …

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High Demand for Health Services

Services within Health and Social Care including GP, hospital, community and social care services across the region have been seeing very high levels of demand in the past few weeks.  The levels of activity resulting from such demand are typical of mid-winter rather than mid-summer.   The uptake of the vaccination, currently at 91.5% of the region’s …

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