Where is it produced?
While there are some doses coming from Europe in the first place, the majority will come from the UK supply chain.
In a special report dated January 16, Telegram It shared plans for a new £ 158 million “super factory” that will produce 70 million doses of emergency vaccines on British soil and enough to vaccinate the entire nation against new coronavirus strains in four months. The factory will be opened this year.
Do you need two doses of Oxford vaccine?
The MHRA recommends that those over the age of 18 take two doses four to 12 weeks apart.
When will I take my second dose?
The government announced on 30 December that it was delaying the second dose of each vaccine to reach as many people as possible in the first round of vaccination.
Both the Oxford vaccine and the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine will be given to people as a single shot followed by another vaccine for up to 12 weeks to spread the protection as quickly as possible to as many people as possible.
However, this is not indisputable.
The Government’s Vaccination and Immunization Joint Committee (JCVI) says unpublished data show that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is still effective at doses 12 weeks apart – but Pfizer said it only tested the vaccine’s effectiveness when two doses were given for up to 21 days. separate.
The World Health Organization has recommended a four-week gap between doses – to be extended to six weeks only in exceptional cases.
Will vaccines be given 24 hours a day?
In another proposal to speed vaccination, Boris Johnson announced that 24-hour vaccination centers would open “as soon as possible”, and the head of NHS UK confirmed on 17 January that several hospitals will try 24/7 vaccination centers within the next ten days.
But Matt Hancock said the 24/7 approach to BBC Breakfast is unlikely to be the “main factor” in achieving the mid-February goal, but “definitely” behind it “if it helps speed things up.
Sources in Whitehall say plans are in place to pilot a 24-hour vaccination center to test demand. This came because manufacturing companies told ministers that if they were available 24 hours a day across the country, they would not yet be able to produce enough vaccines.
Providing overnight vaccines will accelerate the spread and allow the Government to meet its goal of vaccinating 32 million people, 60 percent of the adult population in the UK, by Spring, announced on January 11.
Could this vaccine help the elderly?
There were concerns that a Covid-19 vaccine would not work on older people like the annual flu vaccine.
However, data from the Oxford / AstraZeneca trial indicate “similar” immune responses between young and older adults.
The results show that the vaccine is better tolerated in older people compared to younger adults and produces a similar immune response in older and younger adults.
Can pregnant women be vaccinated?
Pregnant women and nursing mothers were given the green light to receive Oxford and Pfizer coronavirus vaccines, following an appropriate case-by-case risk assessment with healthcare practitioners.
This is a reversal of previous advice as a precautionary measure.
Traditionally, pregnant women have not been included in clinical trials, but the MHRA recommends that pregnant women be given the opportunity to get vaccinated as there is no evidence that they may be at risk.
MHRA managing director Dr. Vaccine.
“However, as we were reviewing more data available, the Human Medicines Commission recommended that the vaccine could be considered for use in pregnancy after an individual interview with each woman if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
Can people with allergies be vaccinated?
The launch of the Pfizer vaccine has been temporarily suspended for people known to suffer from severe allergic reactions after a handful of side effects in the vaccine’s initial distribution.
There were some concerns that this would also apply to the Oxford vaccine.
However, following a review, the UK regulatory agency recommended that both Pfizer and Oxford vaccine are safe to administer to those with food or drug allergies.
Only those who have been known to have had reactions to vaccines in the past should exercise caution.
Sir Munir Pirmohamed, clinical pharmacologist and geneticist and chairman of the Human Medicine Expert Working Group Commission, said. “We suggested that people with a history of reacting to any particular vaccine component should not have it. However, people who are allergic to other drugs or foods can get the vaccine.”
Dr June Raine added that he has already received “at least 800,000 in the UK, possibly one and a half million in the US” Pfizer vaccine.
“There were no additional concerns, and this gives us more assurance that the risk of anaphylaxis can be managed with standard clinical guidance and a minimum observation time of 15 minutes after vaccination.
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