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Coronavirus – vaccinations will now be offered to 16 and 17-year-olds

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All young people in Scotland who are aged 16 or 17 will now be offered the Covid-19 vaccination.The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has issued advice allowing young people to be offered a...

New NHS Lothian saddle up for vaccine partnership at Musselburgh Racecourse

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NHS Lothian have partnered with Musselburgh Racecourse to deliver a series of pop-up vaccination clinics to help in the race against Covid-19.By bringing the vaccination programme into the heart of Lothian communities, NHS Lothian...

Vaccination centre at Edinburgh Park will close after this weekend

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The vaccination centre at the former RBS building in Edinburgh Park will close after the final patients are treated this weekend. Until Sunday afternoon anyone can visit the site either with or without...

JCVI issue their advice on Covid-19 booster vaccinations

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The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has issued interim advice on adult Covid-19 booster vaccinations on Wednesday.Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said: “The Scottish Government welcomes the interim advice from the JCVI that -...

Coronavirus – international students will be included in vaccination programme

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International students are to be included in the national Covid-19 vaccination programme.  Health Secretary, Humza Yousaf, has confirmed this will take place in line with guidelines from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation...

NHS Lothian update on vaccination appointments

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Following our article on Friday about those in the 60-64 year old category who were having difficulties around vaccination appointments, NHS Lothian released an update last night.NHS Lothian has set up a local...

Edinburgh MSP goes the extra Miles in vaccination campaign

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An Edinburgh MSP has been at the centre of a campaign to secure priority Covid-19 vaccination for terminally ill patients.Miles Briggs was one of the first politicians to back Fred Banning, a 38-year-old father...

Coronavirus – government gives update on vaccination programme

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The Scottish Government has now confirmed that 742,512 people have received the first dose of vaccine and 9,529 have also received their second dose.As at 8.30am on Friday these are the people who...

Call for vaccine priority for ambulance workers

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The union which represents the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) has today called on vaccination priority for all its Ambulance Control Room and NHS 24 staff. They have demanded that these workers are prioritised...

Chief Medical Officer issues update on vaccine delivery

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Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Gregor Smith has written to Scottish healthcare professionals who are involved in the delivery of the vaccine programme against Covid-19. This is the biggest mass vaccination programme undertaken in...

Prepare to fight the Flu!

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DCMO urges people with pre-existing conditions to get jabMore than 1.8 million people in Scotland are being urged to get their flu vaccine as early as possible this winter to help protect themselves. People with...

Government wants you to get your flu jab!

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At-risk Scots were today encouraged to protect themselves and their loved ones by getting the seasonal flu jab.Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon launched the seasonal flu campaign with a group of unpaid carers - who...

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