Scientists are concerned about incoming data, therefore booster shots for the over-50s have been placed on hold.
Booster vaccines may be postponed until mid-September while experts wait for more information, according to a report released Tuesday.
Experts advising the government are said to be deferring definitive recommendations until the results of the large Cov-Boost trial are released. Approximately 3,000 people have been enlisted to test combinations of seven Covid-19 vaccines that could be used as third doses. The findings will assist in determining who should receive what and when.
People with weakened immune systems, who may not have had a significant response to the prior two vaccinations, are expected to be the first to receive the vaccine.
It’s unclear whether all over-50s will get a booster shot before winter, or just the most vulnerable. Because of the delay, even though the NHS has been planning to deliver booster doses starting September 6, the program may not start for several days.
Some experts believe the UK should not give third doses at all while other countries are still waiting for first doses.
Other countries, on the other hand, are pushing ahead despite the World Health Organization’s resistance (WHO).
Anyone who was fully vaccinated more than five months ago received a booster shot yesterday in Israel.
The program, according to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, is slowing an increase in serious sickness caused by the Delta strain.
“We must complete third dosages for all of our citizens,” he continued. I urge everyone over the age of 12 to go out and take the third shot right away.” The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation in the United Kingdom is still looking at whether or not children should be given vaccines.
Currently, only teens aged 16-17 are routinely administered first doses, but if new advice is issued, the NHS plans to start giving doses to children aged 12-15 in schools in the coming months.
Before the start of the school year, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus (APPG) recommended for enhanced protection in schools.
It claimed that existing guidelines focuses on what should be done in the event of an outbreak, rather than on how to prevent cases from occurring in the first place.
“True to form, the Government has abdicated responsibility, leaving it to schools to interpret broad guidelines and neglecting to provide funding so schools can engage in preventative measures,” said Layla Moran, a Lib-Dem MP and head of the APPG.
Brinkwire Summary News: “The Education Secretary must provide measurable advice and resources.”