On Wednesday, the UK government announced that all children aged five to 11 in England would be given a Covid-19 vaccine after similar announcements in the rest of the country. About two months after British regulators granted Pfizer and BioNTech’s injection to be used in this age group, Britain now follows other countries, including the US and EU. Only at-risk under-12s and those who live with immune suppressed people have been vaccinated, using a lower-dose formulation of the vaccine that was determined to be “safe and effective.” “, it’s a.
After he accepted advice from a committee that advises UK health authorities, Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary for England only, decided to widen the implementation.
This non-urgent offer is expected to be made available to all children in the NHS (National Health Service) throughout April so that parents can if they like, take advantage of the offer to boost their child’s protection against future Covid-19 outbreaks.” “he stated in a press release.
Javid emphasized the need of providing immunizations and boosters to parents and vulnerable children, emphasizing that children without underlying health concerns are at minimal risk of serious illness from coronavirus. Before announcing a similar policy in Wales, Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, had declared that Scotland would begin jabbing five to 11-year-olds.
This isn’t the first time this has happened.
The United States began immunizing children under the age of 12 in November and reported last month that it had vaccinated more than eight million of them.
Pfizer and BioNTech said earlier this month that they are seeking emergency permission from US health officials to use their vaccine for children ages six months to five years.
Several EU countries began vaccinating children aged five to 11 in November after the European Union’s drugs authority authorized the vaccine.
Other nations, such as Israel, China, and Argentina, have also begun targeting this demographic.
While some countries like Sweden continue to encourage vaccinations for children at risk, others like the United States have decided to abandon the policy.
In contrast, the adult population of Africa is falling behind the rest of the developed world in terms of vaccination. Africa’s vaccination rate is the lowest in the world at just over 11%, according to the WHO.
Written by ZeZom.com Staff.