Category “Vaccines”

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 […]

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 […]

Preliminary studies suggest boosters reduce serious disease risk by 85%

December 21st, 2021
Preliminary studies suggest boosters reduce serious disease risk by 85%

Preliminary studies suggest that booster vaccines can reduce the risk of severe symptoms caused by the Omicron variant by around 85%. Data collected by UK researchers indicates that a third dose of the vaccines currently approved for use lowers the risk of developing serious disease dramatically. The figure is lower than other variants of Covid-19, […]

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