The HPV vaccine has been offered free to girls in secondary schools in Scotland since 2008. From this academic year, 2019-20, every S1 pupil - regardless of gender - can get the vaccine, Further information from NHS Lothian is available here.
You will be aware of the evolving outbreak of respiratory illness in China, centred around Wuhan in Hubei province, caused by a new coronavirus. No cases of this illness have been confirmed in the UK and the risk to people in this country is low. As it is winter, most respiratory illnesses in the UK and China are due to the common cold and other viruses including influenza.
Mumps is currently circulating in the community at a higher than usual level in Lothian. Most cases are young adults, older than school age, but we are starting to see cases in school children.Mumps is currently circulating in the community at a higher than usual level in Lothian. Most cases are young adults, older than school age, but we are starting to see cases in school children.Mumps is a viral infection which is not usually a serious illness but it can take up to ten days or more to feel better. The infection can be easily spread from person to person by direct contact with saliva or droplets of saliva (e.g. via coughs and sneezes) from an infected individual. Further information is available from NHS Lothian.
On January 31 Broughton Youth Theatre proudly presents ‘Stand Together’ in association with Broughton Specialist Dance and Broughton Specialist Music to mark 75 years since the liberation of the death camps at Auschwitz and 25 years since the Srebrenica genocide.
Reminder that the S5 Curriculum Information Event takes place in the Theatre on Thursday evening, 23 January, at 6.30pm