Third Covid jab advised for most vulnerable 1%

“There is good reason to think some people with blood cancer will see an improved immune response as a result of a third dose, and so we urge everyone with blood cancer to get it when they are offered it,” said Gemma Peters, chief executive of Blood Cancer UK. Source link

Covid rules: How can the clinically vulnerable stay safe?

By Michelle RobertsHealth editor, BBC News online image sourceGetty Images Guidance for people in England identified as being “clinically extremely vulnerable” is being updated from 19 July – but what is actually changing? Formal advice telling them to take extra care, or “shield”, to avoid becoming seriously ill from Covid was paused at the start… Continue reading Covid rules: How can the clinically vulnerable stay safe?

Social care charges: Disabled and vulnerable adults hit by steep rises

Social care, the system for helping both disabled and older people, is in a bad way. Demand is up, financial support is down. For years, governments have promised a solution. Now, Boris Johnson has said he will set out plans for reform by the end of the year. BBC News will be looking at the… Continue reading Social care charges: Disabled and vulnerable adults hit by steep rises

Social care charges: Disabled and vulnerable adults hit by steep rises

Social care, the system for helping both disabled and older people, is in a bad way. Demand is up, financial support is down. For years, governments have promised a solution. Now, Boris Johnson has said he will set out plans for reform by the end of the year. Source link

'Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities

The CDC says an untreatable “superbug” fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals. Source link

Olympic Athletes Vulnerable to Everyday Health Risks

Annie Sparrow, MD, professor of population health, science, and policy, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai. Leana Wen, public health policy professor, George Washington University. The Washington Post: “Michael Phelps says Olympians face greater mental health risks. Does the USOPC care?” “Naomi Osaka breaks her silence in new essay, saying her intention ‘was never to… Continue reading Olympic Athletes Vulnerable to Everyday Health Risks

Covid vaccines do work well in clinically vulnerable

A study of more than a million people shows those with other conditions get high protection from two doses. Source link

Covid-19: Charities urge vulnerable people to book vaccines

People with underlying health conditions who have yet to get their jab are being encouraged to do so. 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

Covid: Extra 1.7m vulnerable added to shielding list

The move brings the total to 4m in England and means vaccinations will be prioritised more quickly. Source link