Category “Vaccines”

Scientists hail ‘world-changing’ malaria vaccine

September 13th, 2022
Scientists hail ‘world-changing’ malaria vaccine

Scientists have hailed a “world-changing” malaria vaccine, which is set to be rolled out at scale next year. A team from Oxford University has produced a new vaccine, which provides effective protection against malaria, a disease, which kills thousands every year. Research trials showed the vaccine has up to 80% efficacy. The new vaccine is […]

UK becomes first country to approve Moderna Omicron booster vaccine

August 16th, 2022
UK becomes first country to approve Moderna Omicron booster vaccine

The UK has become the first country to approve a new booster vaccine, which targets both the original variant and the Omicron strain of Covid-19. The vaccine, which was developed by Moderna, should be available in time for the UK’s autumn booster rollout. Moderna has produced a revamped booster vaccine to offer additional protection against […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Covid vaccines approved for vulnerable 5-11-year-olds in England

February 1st, 2022
Covid vaccines approved for vulnerable 5-11-year-olds in England

Children aged between 5 and 11 who are at risk will be offered Covid-19 vaccines from Monday 31st January in England. The UK drugs regulator has approved a low-dose Covid vaccine, which will now be offered to the most vulnerable children. Children aged 5-11 who have underlying health issues, such as diabetes, and those with […]

Booster vaccines now available for 16 and 17-year-olds in England

January 19th, 2022
Booster vaccines now available for 16 and 17-year-olds in England

Booster vaccines are now available for 16 and 17-year-olds in England. From Monday 17th January, teens who are eligible for the third dose will be able to book an appointment for their vaccine. Around 40,000 16 and 17-year-olds will be able to access boosters initially. Those who had their second vaccine dose at least three […]

UK advisers suggest no need for fourth vaccine dose yet

January 11th, 2022
UK advisers suggest no need for fourth vaccine dose yet

UK advisers have indicated that there is currently no need to offer a fourth dose of the Covid vaccine. Data from the UK Health Security Agency indicates that the level of protection is still high three months after the booster vaccine in people aged over 65. The figures show that the booster reduces the risk […]

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