NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Covid

COVID cases continue to drop – but rate slows

CASES of COVID-19 have seen a smaller decrease in Dumfries and Galloway than in recent weeks, declining from 538 to stand at 504 in the week ending Sunday September 26.Although the rate of decline slowed, the continuing fall in case numbers has been welcomed. However, numbers of identified close contacts of cases actually increased slightly, …

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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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