Scottish Daily Mail

Unvaccinat­ed ‘most at risk’


UNVACCINAT­ED patients are among the most seriously ill they see, say doctors, as the Omicron variant sparks a surge in cases.

Public Health Scotland data for last month showed rates of hospitalis­ation per 100,000 were 12 times higher among the unvaccinat­ed than the triple-jabbed.

The number of patients with the virus rose from 524 on Christmas Eve to more than 1,300 now. Around 300,000 adults are unvaccinat­ed.

Dr John Thomson, vice-president for Scotland at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and consultant at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, told of two unvaccinat­ed patients, both under 40, who had died.

He said: ‘They had been entirely well, until they became unwell with Covid.’

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