Newest COVID information reside: Vaccines for 12 to 15 12 months olds “delayed” to forestall the booster marketing campaign from being interrupted | Information from the UK
The UK needs to think “very carefully” about booster doses and reserve them only for the most vulnerable
Professor Andrew Hayward of the Government Advisory Group on New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats said the government must “carefully” consider who to receive booster vaccinations and whether to allow more free vaccinations to go overseas.
The Joint Vaccination and Immunization Committee (JCVI) is preparing a final decision on the refresher campaign that the NHS in England will begin on September 6th.
However, Prof. Hayward said the UK should not make the program “widespread”.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Today program: “I think that now that we have vaccinated and protected the vast majority of vulnerable people in our country, we need to think very carefully about how we use booster doses, and I certainly think so we don’t want this to be widespread from an ethical, global point of view.
“I think there is a reason to re-vaccinate the most at risk with booster doses, but that means the UK is still massively over-ordered for the amount of vaccines and still conservatively between 100 and 200 million doses of vaccine left stay it could donate until the end of the year. “
Prof. Hayward said it was not just about donating cans, it was also about investing “a lot more” and that the effort to vaccinate the world was “massively too little”.
He said, “The G7 met earlier this year and agreed to donate a billion vaccine to the global immunization program.
“That sounds like a lot of vaccines, but we really need more than 11 billion, which is a small percentage of what is needed to protect the rest of the world.”
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