Health secretary confirms vaccine passports will not be introduced in England

September 14th, 2021
Health secretary confirms vaccine passports will not be introduced in England

The health secretary, Sajid Javid, has confirmed that vaccine passports will not be introduced in England. Mr Javid made the announcement on the BBC, stating that plans to use the passports in venues, such as nightclubs, should not be done “for the sake of it.” There had been widespread speculation that vaccine passes would be […]

Doctors in Israel complete pioneering procedure to separate conjoined twins

September 7th, 2021

Doctors in Israel have completed pioneering surgery to separate twins who were born joined at the back of the head. The one-year-old twins have seen each other for the first time after spending the first 12 months of their lives joined at the back of their heads. The procedure to separate the twin girls took […]

NHS launches new video encouraging young people to get vaccinated

August 24th, 2021
NHS launches new video encouraging young people to get vaccinated

The NHS has launched a new video highlighting the risks of long Covid to encourage young people to get vaccinated. As the government reached its target of inviting everyone over 16 in England to have a vaccine by August 23rd, a new video has been released to urge young adults and teens to get the […]

All 16 and 17-year-olds in England set to be offered Covid-19 vaccine from August 23rd

August 17th, 2021

All sixteen and 17-year-olds in England are expected to be able to book a vaccine from the 23rd August, the government has announced. The health secretary has confirmed that all teenagers aged 16 and 17 will be able to book a Covid-19 vaccine before the end of August. Sajid Javid said that setting this ambitious […]

England’s chief midwife issues plea for pregnant women to have the Covid-19 vaccine

August 3rd, 2021

England’s chief midwife has issued a plea for pregnant women to come forward and have a Covid-19 vaccine. Estimates based on data collected from GP surgeries and Public Health England (PHE) records suggest that hundreds of thousands of women have not yet been vaccinated. The number of pregnant women in hospital with Covid-19 is increasing […]

Moderna vaccine approved for teens in the EU

July 27th, 2021
Moderna vaccine approved for teens in the EU

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved the Moderna vaccine for teenagers. The Moderna vaccine will now be available to vaccinate 12-17-year-olds across the EU. The vaccine is the second to be approved for teens after the Pfizer-BioNTech jab. The US-made vaccine requires two doses with an interval of at least four weeks. The decision […]

Fully vaccinated NHS staff may be exempt from isolation rules

July 13th, 2021
Fully vaccinated NHS staff may be exempt from isolation rules

Members of NHS staff who have had both Covid-19 jabs may be exempt from isolation rules as part of new guidelines under consideration by ministers. Health bosses have urged the government to consider altering the current rules to try and reduce the risk of staff shortages at a time when case numbers are rising. Sources […]

Doctors keen to keep some Covid measures in place after ‘freedom day’

July 6th, 2021

Doctors are keen to keep some Covid-19 measures in place, as the Prime Minister prepares to unveil more information about what will happen on July 19th. The British Medical Association (BMA) is calling for the use of face masks to continue in some settings and for ventilation standards to be reviewed. July 19th has been […]

‘Grab a jab’ scheme encourages all over 18s to get a vaccine

June 29th, 2021

Thousands of people across the country took advantage of a new scheme designed to make it as easy as possible to get a vaccine over the weekend of the 26th/27th June. The ‘Grab a Jab’ initiative in England is making use of large facilities, including shopping centres, stadiums and entertainment venues, to encourage people who […]

Researchers encourage the public to look out for new symptoms linked to Covid-19 Delta variant

June 15th, 2021

Researchers are encouraging the public to be wary of additional symptoms linked to the Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus.  Prof Tim Spector, who is in charge of the Zoe Covid Symptom study, suggested that headaches, a runny nose and a sore throat are now the most common symptoms reported. Prof Spector said that many […]

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