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."
- 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