The United Kingdom announced the use of a booster dose against Covit-19 for all adults in the country and on Monday (29) announced that it would reduce the vaccination interval from six to three months.
So far, according to the Public Health Organization, only adults over the age of 40 can receive a third dose of the vaccine.
Officials from the National Vaccine Board also said the country would expedite immunizations for children and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15 to prevent the progression of the Omigran variant.
“Having a vaccine boost will help improve our level of protection against the Omigron variant,” said Dr. Wei Shen Lim, one of the team members.
The panel of scientists recommended that mRNA vaccines (from Moderna and Pfizer / BioNTech) be “preferred” for booster use.
The following are recognized in the country:
- Oxford / AstraZeneca
- Pfizer / Bioendech
Following the announcement of the position of the panel of experts by the British government on Saturday (27), the country has confirmed the first cases of new variation in its territory.
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Testing and isolation for all
Trips will not be canceled, but anyone entering the country will be required to undergo a mandatory PCR (cotton cloth) test on the second day after arrival, the British Prime Minister said.
In addition, all passengers should isolate themselves until they receive a test result and leave until the result is negative.
“We need to buy time while our scientists do research, and at the same time vaccinate and motivate,” Johnson told a news conference.
The Prime Minister also said that although there is not enough information on the effectiveness of the vaccine against this variant, the immunization can provide greater protection against the virus.
“We’re going to increase the booster campaign and reduce the time between the second dose and the booster dose,” Johnson said.
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