January 17, 2022

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UK releases Covid vaccine booster for all adults, reducing the interval to 3 months |  The world

UK releases Covid vaccine booster for all adults, reducing the interval to 3 months | The world

Oh United Kingdom Released a booster dose application against Govit-19 For all adults in the country, it was announced this Monday (29) that the vaccine interval will be reduced from six to three months.

So far, according to the Public Health Organization, only adults over the age of 40 can receive a third dose of the vaccine.

Officials from the National Vaccine Board said the country would expedite immunizations for children and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15 to prevent the progression of the Omigran variant.

“Having a vaccine boost will help improve our level of protection against the Omigron variant,” said Dr. Wei Shen Lim, one of the team members.

The panel of scientists recommended that mRNA vaccines (from Moderna and Pfizer / BioNTech) be “preferred” for booster use.

The following are recognized in the country:

  • Modern
  • Oxford / AstraZeneca
  • Pfizer / Bioendech
  • Johnson

The position of the panel of experts was confirmed by the country following an announcement by the British government on Saturday (27) The first cases of the new variant in its territory.

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Testing and isolation for all

Trips will not be canceled, but anyone entering the country will be required to undergo a mandatory PCR (cotton cloth) test on the second day after arrival, the British Prime Minister said.

“We need to buy time while our scientists do research, and at the same time vaccinate and motivate,” Johnson told a news conference.

The Prime Minister also said that although there is not enough data on the effectiveness of the vaccine against this variant, immunization can provide greater protection against the virus.

“We’re going to increase the booster campaign and reduce the time between the second dose and the booster dose,” Johnson said.