Category “coronavirus”

Covid rates fall across the UK

April 26th, 2022
Covid rates fall across the UK

Covid rates are continuing to fall across the UK. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that around 1 in 17 people would have tested positive in the week ending on April 16th. A few weeks ago, ONS data suggested that 1 in 13 people would test positive for Covid in England. […]

Covid vaccines now available for 5-11-year-olds in England

April 5th, 2022
Covid vaccines now available for 5-11-year-olds in England

Covid vaccines are now available for children aged between 5 and 11 years old in England. Parents and carers can book appointments for their children online and a number of sites up and down the country will be offering vaccines from Monday 4th April. Advisers said that vaccinating younger age groups will help to “future-proof […]

Covid infections rise by over a million in a week, ONS figures confirm

March 29th, 2022
Covid infections rise by over a million in a week, ONS figures confirm

The number of Covid-19 infections in the UK has risen by over a million in a week, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show. Swab tests indicate that 1 in 16 people would have tested positive for Covid in the week ending March 19th. Around 4.3 million people would have tested positive […]

Spring Covid booster programme launches in England

March 22nd, 2022
Spring Covid booster programme launches in England

The spring Covid booster programme has launched in England. From Monday 21st March, eligible individuals will be invited to have a fourth Covid vaccine. Up to 5 million people in England will be offered the booster dose. This will include over 75s, care home residents and vulnerable people in younger age groups, including children with […]

ONS data shows Covid infections rising again

March 15th, 2022
ONS data shows Covid infections rising again

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics shows that Covid infection numbers are rising again. ONS figures suggest that 1 in 25 people in the UK are currently infected. In Scotland, the figure could be as low as 1 in 18 people. Data indicates that a sub-variant of Omicron, known as BA.2, is […]

Scottish ministers confirm fourth Covid vaccine dose for the vulnerable in spring

March 8th, 2022
Scottish ministers confirm fourth Covid vaccine dose for the vulnerable in spring

Ministers in Scotland have confirmed that the most vulnerable residents will be offered a fourth dose of the Covid vaccine this spring. Spring booster jabs will be available for care home residents, over 75s and people with underlying health issues, which make them more susceptible to severe illness. Ministers have also announced that children will […]

5-11-year-olds to be offered Covid vaccine from April

February 22nd, 2022
5-11-year-olds to be offered Covid vaccine from April

The government has confirmed that 5-11-year-olds will be offered the Covid vaccine from April. Following advice from the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation), children aged between 5 and 11 years old will be able to access the vaccine. The rollout will start in April and children in this age group will be given […]

UK approves 5th Covid vaccine

February 8th, 2022
UK approves 5th Covid vaccine

UK regulators have approved a fifth Covid vaccine. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved Novavax, a vaccine developed in the US. The MHRA suggests that the vaccine is safe for adults and can be used as a first and second dose. Millions of doses of the Novavax vaccine are currently being […]

New data suggests booster vaccines cut Omicron hospitalisation risk by over 85%

January 4th, 2022
New data suggests booster vaccines cut Omicron hospitalisation risk by over 85%

New data suggests that the vaccine boosters currently used in the UK reduce the risk of hospitalisation by over 85%. Data published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) suggests that people who have had the booster dose are 88% less likely to end up in hospital after contracting Covid-19. This new data is relevant […]

Vaccine creator warns future pandemics could be even more lethal than Covid

December 7th, 2021

One of the creators of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert, has warned that future pandemics could be even more lethal. Prof Dame Gilbert, who was part of the team responsible for developing the Oxford- AstraZeneca vaccine, said that pandemics in the future could be more severe than Covid-19. Speaking at the 44th […]

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