Vaccination

Cruise calls would be ‘highly regulated’ – if they go ahead

THE LIKELIHOOD of two mooted cruise ship visits to Lerwick going ahead this summer is uncertain amid Covid-19 restrictions – but if passengers are allowed ashore it will be in a “highly regulated” fashion, according to tourism industry leaders. There has been a mixed reaction within the isles since it emerged last week that Fred […] Shetland News …



Vaccination rollout to slow down as half the population has had first dose

ALMOST half of eligible islanders have had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine so far, but that progress is set to slow down considerably over coming weeks, NHS Shetland chief executive Michael Dickson has confirmed. The health chief said that national supply of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are unable to keep up with […] Shetland News …


Well done everybody

I attended the Covid-19 vaccination at the Independent Living Centre yesterday (Wednesday). I was tremendously impressed how all agencies had worked together. SIC roads for signposting, coastguards for marshalling, Red Cross and, of course, NHS Shetland. There are probably others who I was unaware of. Well done everyone. John Waters Lerwick Shetland News …


Vaccination programme to enter next phase

CARE home residents who had their first Covid-19 vaccination at the end of last year are set to receive their second dose within the next two weeks, NHS Shetland confirmed this morning (Thursday). Director of community health and social care Brian Chittick, who is leading the rollout of the vaccination programme, also said that planned […] Shetland News …


NHS confirms venues for mass vaccination rollout

THE MASS rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme to the rest of the population will get underway in early February, NHS Shetland has confirmed. A centre will be open at the Independent Living Centre at Gremista as of 1 February, while two further centres at the games halls at Gilbertson Park in Lerwick and the […] Shetland News …


New Covid vaccine to be used from next week

THE NEW Covid vaccine recently approved for use in the UK will begin to be administered in Shetland from next week. The first batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine, containing enough for 200 doses, arrived in the isles earlier this week. Unlike the first Pfizer vaccine, it can be stored at regular fridge temperatures – meaning […] Shetland News …