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NHS Western Isles is working very hard to get to everyone eligible for a range of vaccinations as quickly as they can – as well as trying to maintain a full range of healthcare services at the same time.

That was the pledge yesterday (Monday October 25) from NHSWI Chief Executive Gordon Jamieson.

This came as 8 new positive cases of Covid-19 were recorded: 3 on Lewis (1 contact of a positive case and 2 new); 1 on Harris currently off island; 2 on North Uist (1 contact of a positive case and 1 new); 1 contact of a positive case on South Uist; and 1 new case on Barra.

NHSWI have flu, COVID booster and third dose clinics (appointment only) in the Harris Hub today as well as a drop-in (no appointment needed) clinic for 1st and 2nd dose COVID vaccination for anyone eligible aged 12 or over. This is from 4.30pm - 6.30pm.

He went on: "We are working very hard to get to everyone eligible for a range of vaccinations as quickly as we can. What is different this year from last year is that we are also trying to maintain a full range of healthcare services at the same time, which is challenging our resources.

"We do appreciate your patience and will get to everyone eligible as quickly as we can."

Scottish Summary: 25 October 2021
  • 2,240 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 23,055 new tests for COVID-19 reported results
  • 10.3% of these were positive
  • 0 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive (noting that Register Offices are generally closed at the weekend)
  • 902 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 57 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 4,308,371 people have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination
  • 3,895,239 have received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination