Covid-19: How would an NHS vaccine passport app work?

There is growing speculation that a certificate scheme could be built into the main NHS app. Source link

Vaccine group phase two: What age groups are they vaccinating next?

Everyone over 50, as well as front-line health and care workers and those with certain underlying health conditions, are expected to have been offered their first dose of the Covid vaccine by mid-April. After that, the rest of the UK’s adult population will be offered a jab. Each of the vaccines has been rigorously tested… Continue reading Vaccine group phase two: What age groups are they vaccinating next?

Over-40s next in line to get a Covid vaccine

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which has looked at the evidence on best how to reduce serious illness and death from Covid-19 in phase two of the UK’s vaccination programme, says prioritising certain jobs could leave some vulnerable people waiting longer for a first dose. Source link

Young vulnerable people receive vaccine

The focus of the vaccine rollout so far has largely been on older people. But it has also included nearly 200,000 younger people across the UK who are classed as extremely clinically vulnerable and who’ve been shielding for much of the past year. Jobs, education, social lives and relationships have been severely restricted for them… Continue reading Young vulnerable people receive vaccine

Health Minister Greg Hunt giving a COVID-19 vaccination update | ABC News

Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt and ACT Minister for Health Rachel Stephen-Smith visit the COVID-19 surge centre to announce the first … source

Johnson and Johnson vaccine: FDA finds the single-shot jab safe

US regulators say Johnson and Johnson’s single-shot vaccine is safe, and could be approved in days. Source link

J&J Vaccine May Block Spread of Coronavirus, FDA Says

The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were tested before the discovery of variants from the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Brazil, meaning those two vaccines likely benefited from higher efficacy rates and more straightforward results. But once the Johnson & Johnson shot receives emergency use authorization, which could come shortly after a scheduled scientific committee… Continue reading J&J Vaccine May Block Spread of Coronavirus, FDA Says

Covax vaccine plan: What is it and how will it work?

Vaccines are one of the solutions to end the coronavirus pandemic, according to health experts. But there are fears that richer countries could hoard jabs at the expense of poorer ones. A global plan called Covax is trying to share vaccines fairly among all nations – can it succeed? Source link

Jo Whiley welcomes vaccine prioritisation for people with learning disabilities

The body which advises the government on Covid-19 vaccines says everyone registered as having a learning disability is now eligible to get a jab. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation made the change after pressure from a number of public figures, including the Radio 2 presenter, Jo Whiley. Her disabled sister had to go… Continue reading Jo Whiley welcomes vaccine prioritisation for people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities to be prioritised for Covid vaccine

It comes after DJ Jo Whiley’s call for people like her sister to be vaccinated as soon as possible. Source link