There has been excellent news coming through in the last week or so about potential vaccines for Covid-19 and the positive results there have been in trials.
Rolled Out For Mass Vaccination In Near Future
Today we hear that the UK government have now approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, with the hope that this can start to be rolled out for a mass vaccination programme in the very near future. There has been talk this could be as early as next week but we shall see.
Around 800,000 doses are on their way to the UK as we write this blog, with 25,000 of these coming to Northern Ireland. In total there are 40 million doses secured for the UK with 10 million of these arriving before the end of 2020.
People need two doses of the vaccine for it to be effective and there is no doubt great anticipation to see how effective this will be in protecting the population from coronavirus, and to see how quickly this will help us get back to some form of normality and for the economy to start growing once more.
Here are details of how the vaccine will be rolled out and who is top of the list to get the vaccine as laid out in an article in the Belfast Telegraph:
How A Vaccine Will Be Rolled Out
`Work has been going on behind the scenes to ensure that NHS staff are ready to start delivering jabs to the most vulnerable, as well as health and care workers, as a priority.
The NHS Nightingale Hospitals have also been earmarked as sites for mass vaccination clinics – among other uses.
In addition, NHS leaders have said there will be “roving teams” deployed to vaccinate care home residents and workers.
Based on the current information, the vaccines being developed require two doses per patient, with a 21 to 28 day gap between doses.
New regulations allowing more healthcare workers to administer flu and potential Covid-19 vaccines have also been introduced by the Government.
Who Is Top Of The List To Get A Coronavirus Vaccine
`The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has examined data on who suffers the worst outcomes from coronavirus and who is at highest risk of death.
Its interim guidance says the order of priority should be:
- Older adults in a care home and care home workers
- All those who are 80 years of age and over and health and social care workers
- All those who are 75 years of age and over
- All those who are 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals, excluding pregnant women and those under 18 years of age
- All those who are 65 years of age and over
- Adults aged 18 to 65 years in an at-risk group
- All those aged 60 and over
- All those aged 55 and over
- All those aged 50 and over`
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