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Wuhan Coronavirus Information

For current information regarding the Wuhan Coronavirus situation, please visit the following links:

 

Health Protection Scotland

https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/a-to-z-of-topics/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/.

 

NHS Inform

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/wuhan-novel-coronavirus.

 

FitForTravel (travel advice)

Novel Coronavirus (Wuhan, China) Infection

 

There is also a dedicated helpline operated by NHS24 on 0800 028 2816.

 

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

The Scottish Government have now decided to extend the HPV vaccination programme.   From the coming academic year (2019/20) the HPV vaccine will be offered to boys in S1, in addition to girls, as part of the routine school based programme.

 

This follows the Scottish Government announcement in July 2018 to include HPV vaccination of boys in the national vaccination programme based on the advice of the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The full JCVI statement setting out the recommendation to vaccinate boys against HPV is available at:

 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/syste m/uploads/attachment_data/file/726319/JCVI_Statement_on_HPV_ vaccination_2018.pdf

 

This follows the very succesful HPV Vaccination programme for girls, which has resulted in a fall in cancer - causing HPV in Scotland by 90%.

 

The extension of the HPV programme to include S1 boys in D&G will commence in January 2020.  This will contribute to a further reductin in the risk of HPV associated concers and gental warts in the population.

 

Contact Us:

NHS Dumfries & Galloway Health Protection & Screening

Crichton Hall

Dumfries

DG1 4TG

 

Health Protection Team

Tel 01387 272724

dumf-uhb.hpt@nhs.net

 

Immunisation Team

Tel 01387 244368

dumf-uhb.Immunisation

Team@nhs.net

 

Screening Team

Tel 01387 244375

dumf-uhb.Screening-Services@nhs.net

 

Child Health Team

Tel 01387 244367

dumf-uhb.Child-Health-System@nhs.net

 

Diabetic Retinopathy

Tel 01387 244310

 

 

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