Vaccine

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 …


Care home residents to be vaccinated from Thursday

VACCINATING Shetland’s most vulnerable residents will get under way tomorrow morning (Thursday), the local health board has confirmed. Confirmation of consent is now in place for Covid-19 vaccination to begin in six care homes, according to NHS Shetland. The remaining three care homes are expected to follow in coming days. The vaccination programme will continue until the end of […] Shetland News …


Rapid progress in developing Covid-19 vaccines offers ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

A SENIOR public health consultant has urged islanders who may be hesitant about receiving a Covid-19 vaccination to seek out information from trusted sources. Earlier this week there was further hopeful vaccination news in the shape of a positive trial for an Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine – the third set of promising findings to be published […] Shetland News …