Childhood immunisation is dropping across Scotland, according to official figures.
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Thousands of vulnerable north and north-east pensioners told they will have to wait weeks for flu jabs
Thousands of vulnerable pensioners are being told they will have to wait weeks for their flu jab due to stock issues.
More than 130 people have been revaccinated so far following NHS Shetland’s admission that vaccines at Lerwick Health Centre had been stored at the wrong temperature.
Almost 300 patients in Shetland – most of them children – have been left not knowing whether they are protected from serious disease after it emerged vaccines were stored in fridges at the wrong temperature.
Many of the patients taken ill across Scotland are suffering from a particularly serious strain of flu believed to have originated in Australia.
Health bosses have urged vulnerable people to protect themselves from a deadly flu outbreak sweeping the country as figures revealed that almost 120,000 “at-risk” individuals have not been vaccinated across the north and north-east.
Influenza is a viral infection that affects the respiratory tract. The symptoms may include a severe sore throat, sneezing with runny nose. There may also be shivering, fever, aching muscles, headache and generally feeling unwell and tired. It usually lasts about a week, but can leave you feeling tired and under the weather for some time afterwards.