Matt Hancock reveals THREE QUARTERS of over-80s have had vaccines

Matt Hancock hailed ‘brilliant progress’ on vaccinations today as he revealed three quarters of over-80s have now received doses. The Health Secretary gave an updated figure for the UK in interviews this morning, saying the proportion was similar in care homes. And he added to Emmanuel Macron’s embarrassment by pointing out that more Britons had … Read more Matt Hancock reveals THREE QUARTERS of over-80s have had vaccines

Matt Hancock reveals THREE QUARTERS of over-80s have had vaccines

Matt Hancock hailed ‘brilliant progress’ on vaccinations today as he revealed three quarters of over-80s have now received doses. The Health Secretary gave an updated figure for the UK in interviews this morning, saying the proportion was similar in care homes. And he added to Emmanuel Macron’s embarrassment by pointing out that more Britons had … Read more Matt Hancock reveals THREE QUARTERS of over-80s have had vaccines

Britain delivers another 480,000 Covid-19 vaccines in a day

Britain has delivered a record 480,000 Covid jabs in a day, meaning it is on track to his the Government’s target of 15 million first doses by February 15 if supplies hold up and the current rate is maintained. Data up to Friday reveals a total of 6,329,968 vaccines have now been given in the … Read more Britain delivers another 480,000 Covid-19 vaccines in a day

California clinics can resume using batch of 330K Moderna vaccines after allergic reaction scare

A California health official says clinics can resume using a batch of Moderna coronavirus vaccines after a scare that it was causing allergic reactions.   More than 330,000 doses of the shot were distributed to 287 providers across the state earlier this month.  After seven recipients needed medical attention at a mass immunization site in San Diego … Read more California clinics can resume using batch of 330K Moderna vaccines after allergic reaction scare

Coronavirus UK: NHS hospitals ‘could be banned from Covid vaccines’ if they give second doses

Hospitals ‘could lose their licence’ if they dish out second doses of Covid jabs before 12 weeks as doctors warn controversial dose-spacing strategy is putting patients at risk NHS hospital in Southampton warned staff not to give second doses early Government is stretching doses as far apart as possible to make supplies last But medics … Read more Coronavirus UK: NHS hospitals ‘could be banned from Covid vaccines’ if they give second doses

South African Covid mutation poses ‘re-infection risk’ which could overpower vaccines, study finds

The South African coronavirus mutation poses a ‘significant re-infection risk’ and could overpower vaccines, new research has found. The strains discovered in Britain, South Africa and Brazil all have mutations of a spike protein, which enables the virus to latch onto human cells and therefore plays a key role in driving infections. But it is one … Read more South African Covid mutation poses ‘re-infection risk’ which could overpower vaccines, study finds

Two NHS trusts in the Midlands ‘will start rolling out 24/7 Covid vaccines from TOMORROW’

Two NHS trusts in the Midlands will start delivering coronavirus vaccines round-the-clock from Thursday, it was claimed today. University Hospitals Birmingham and Sherwood Forest Hospitals in Nottinghamshire have been chosen to pilot the 24/7 method to see if it could work on a national level, the Health Services Journal reports. It’s not clear which of the trusts’ … Read more Two NHS trusts in the Midlands ‘will start rolling out 24/7 Covid vaccines from TOMORROW’

Covid UK: Vallance says vaccines ‘should work against Kent mutation’

Sir Patrick Vallance today insisted that the current crop of Covid-19 vaccines should work against the coronavirus variant that emerged in Kent and has now become the dominant strain in England. Offering hope that Britain’s inoculation drive won’t be in vain, No10’s chief scientific adviser claimed evidence suggests the highly-infectious variant will be susceptible to … Read more Covid UK: Vallance says vaccines ‘should work against Kent mutation’

Coronavirus UK: Scientists ‘should start developing new Covid vaccines now’ to cope with variants

Scientists need to start developing new Covid vaccines now to stop the coronavirus evolving to escape the immune system, an expert investigating new variants of the virus has warned. Professor Ravi Gupta, a Cambridge University microbiologist, fears there is a risk that mutations will ‘chip away’ at the efficacy of the current crop of vaccines … Read more Coronavirus UK: Scientists ‘should start developing new Covid vaccines now’ to cope with variants

California scientist calls for pause on using a batch of Moderna vaccines after allergic reactions 

A California health official is calling for clinicians to stop using a batch of Moderna coronavirus vaccines after a series of allergic reactions were suffered. More than 330,000 doses of the inoculation were distributed to 287 providers across the state earlier this month. However, after six needed medical attention at a mass immunization site in … Read more California scientist calls for pause on using a batch of Moderna vaccines after allergic reactions