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COVID vaccinations being readied for 12 to 15-year-olds

SCHOOLS will be the primary setting for vaccinations of 12 to 15-year-olds against COVID-19 in Dumfries and Galloway – as the programme expands to include this age group.These vaccination opportunities will take place in schools over a quick two-week period beginning September 30 – using the same well-established approach being employed to provide flu vaccinations …

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Booster jags readied for over 50s, as passport scheme prepared

Booster vaccinations against COVID are to be provided to those aged over 50 in Scotland – as we head toward winter months.The vaccination team in Dumfries and Galloway are readying plans to roll out this programme, beginning with care home as identified as a priority by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation.Immunisation Co-ordinator Dr …

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COVID cases remain high in region, amid call on vaccinations

Cases of COVID-19 remain high within Dumfries and Galloway, with just a very slight decline recorded last week. A total of 887 cases were recorded in the week ending Sunday September 7, against a total of 917 the previous week. A decline was recorded in numbers of identified close contacts, falling from 1814 to 1651, …

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COVID cases remain high in region, amid call on vaccinations

A call is being made for people in Dumfries and Galloway to receive both vaccinations against COVID-19 – with a caution that it may just be a matter of time until you encounter the coronavirus.Although case numbers moved down slightly last week, rates of infection remain high.As such, everyone eligible is being urged to ensure …

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Very large jump in cases as region records country’s highest infection rates

A VERY large jump has been recorded in cases of COVID-19 in the region – with Dumfries and Galloway now recording the highest rate of infections in Scotland.  In the week ending 15 August 2021 a total of 452 new cases was recorded, up dramatically from 274 the week before. Numbers of close contacts also …

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