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Young people aged 12 – 17 encouraged to receive COVID-19 vaccine


Young people aged 12 – 17 are being encouraged to register for the COVID-19 vaccine to help reduce the transmission of the virus within this age group. 

Recent data from…

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Consent process for COVID-19 booster vaccinations


Relatives and carers of people who cannot give informed consent for their Covid-19 booster vaccination are reminded that a ‘best interest’ declaration from their GP will be needed before a…

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Changes to Island’s border restrictions to reflect UK travel requirements


Changes to the Island’s border restrictions have come into effect to reflect simplified rules for international arrivals into England, announced last month by the UK Government.

The current red, amber,…

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Key stage of COVID-19 vaccination booster rollout set to begin


The rollout of booster jabs to older adults and some of the most vulnerable members of the community is due to start next week, boosting immunity to COVID-19 for tens…

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Appointment-only vaccination clinics for 12 – 15 year olds (1)


Island-wide vaccination clinics are being held next weekend for young people aged 12-15 to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The clinics will be open for this age group to receive the…

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Seasonal flu vaccinations will help boost immunity this winter


Island residents are being encouraged to protect themselves from serious illness this winter by boosting their immunity with a seasonal flu jab and a COVID-19 booster vaccination.

Flu vaccinations are…

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Technology extends scope to enhance use of patient data


Patients in the Isle of Man have been accessing their medical records online via EMIS Patient Access for almost five years – and can now also view those records securely…

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Island to rollout vaccines to all 12 – 15 year olds


Young people aged 12 to 15 in the Isle of Man will be offered one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Earlier this week, the UK’s four Chief Medical Officers…

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Covid booster vaccination programme to protect older adults


Preparations are well underway for rollout of the Isle of Man’s COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to protect older adults and the most vulnerable in the community this coming winter. 


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Natural immunity pathway brought in for travel to the Island


Along with the new border changes announced last week, residents and non-residents can now travel to the Isle of Man under a ‘natural immunity’ pathway.

Anyone who provides proof of…

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New ‘Isle of Man Resident Pathway’ removes requirement for testing and isolation


Border controls that are currently in place for Isle of Man residents will be eased from Thursday 16 September, as part of the Council of Ministers commitment to restoring unrestricted…

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Chief Minister's statement on COVID-19 - 10 September 2021


Good afternoon,

I am joined at the podium today by the Minister for Health and Social Care and also online by our Director of Public Health.

It has been a…

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Further deaths from COVID-19 confirmed


A review of death certificates since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has identified 10 deaths that are now classed as COVID-19 related, taking the total number of COVID-related deaths…

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Routine GP appointments unavailable next Thursday afternoon


Routine GP appointments will not be available from 13:00 – 18:00 on Thursday 16 September 2021 as GPs attend their latest education session.

This particular session has a dedicated focus…

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Third vaccine to be offered to immunosuppressed individuals


Island residents with severely weakened immune systems will be offered a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of their primary vaccination schedule.

The UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination…

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Reporting of Covid-19 related deaths


The reporting of deaths where COVID-19 is mentioned on an individual’s death certificate has been established in the weekly surveillance reports published by the Island’s Public Health Directorate.

Last week’s…

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Vaccination exemption now available to 16 and 17 year olds


All 16 and 17 year olds who have received at least one vaccination dose are now eligible to arrive in the Isle of Man with no isolation or testing requirements.…

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Financial Assistance Extended for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19


Financial support, originally provided in July, has been extended for customer facing businesses which continue to be impacted by self-isolation requirements of business owners and staff, or a drop in…

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South based vaccination clinics for 16 – 17 year olds


A further vaccination clinic is being held later this week for individuals aged 16 and 17 to receive a vaccine.

The clinic will be open for individuals in this age…

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Border restrictions to be reviewed mid-September


The Isle of Man’s current border restrictions will remain in place until at least mid-September.

The extension was agreed today at a virtual sitting of the Council of Ministers, and…

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