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Coronavirus / Ten new Covid cases confirmed

It comes as NHS Shetland prepares to offer a walk-in vaccination clinic on Saturday afternoon

A FURTHER 10 Covid cases have been recorded in Shetland.

It means that in July alone nearly 100 cases have been added to Shetland’s tally. This week nearly 30 have been recorded.

It brings Shetland’s cumulative tally to 362.

Meanwhile NHS Shetland is offering a limited walk-in service at its Covid vaccination clinic at the Independent Living Centre in Lerwick tomorrow (Saturday).

This is for anyone who is 18 or over (or due to turn 18 before 31 October) and who is a Shetland resident (or is usually resident elsewhere in Scotland) and:

  • Has not yet had their first dose of vaccine
  • Or had their first dose of vaccine more than eight weeks ago, and does not have an appointment for their second.

Anyone eligible is invited to attend the Independent Living Centre tomorrow between 2pm and 4.30pm. Folk do not need to make an appointment in advance.

NHS Shetland said: “But please be aware that, depending on demand, you may have to wait, or may be given a time to return later in the afternoon.

“Everyone who already has an appointment (for either their first or second dose) for Saturday should attend at the arranged time. We are continuing to run clinics for as long as we need to, but they are now less frequent.

“We will continue to proactively try and contact everyone who has not received their first dose, unless we know they have declined or moved away, until the end of July.

“We will also continue to contact people who are due their second dose for an appointment about 8-9 weeks after their first dose, young people aged 16-17 who are newly eligible and young people who are coming up to their 18th birthday.

“We are currently planning clinics for the groups of children who are to be offered the vaccine.

“If you cannot attend the walk-in and would like to make an appointment for a later date, please leave a message on 01595 743319 or you can email us on shet.covidvaccinationscheduling@nhs.scot.

“Please include your name, date of birth and which dose (1st or 2nd) you require.”