Posts Tagged ‘Vaccination’

Consultation launched on compulsory vaccination for health workers

The Government has launched a consultation on mandating vaccination for frontline health and social care staff in England. Government figures suggest t...

UK vaccine watchdog expert sceptical about booster jabs for all adults

The UK’s vaccine watchdog is to decide on Thursday which vulnerable groups will be given booster shots against coronavirus, but it is expected to rule o...

Vaccinations reduce chance of getting COVID-19 but do not eliminate it

Obtaining two vaccine doses remains the most effective way to ensure protection against the COVID-19 Delta variant of concern dominant in the UK today, ac...

Herd immunity to Covid-19 may not be achievable even with high vaccine uptake

The government vaccination programme may not be sufficient to achieve herd immunity - even if everyone in the UK is vaccinated, according to research from...

“Coronavirus vaccine an incredible achievement but hurdles remain”

The news that the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been approved in the UK is most welcome and marks an incredible achievement of modern science. ...

UK’s coronavirus vaccine is safe and induces an immune response

The UK’s coronavirus vaccine is safe, causes few side effects, and induces strong immune responses in both parts of the immune system, the early stage t...

New evidence shows flu vaccine reduces NHS staff sickness and saves money

Improvements in NHS flu vaccination programmes can reduce NHS staff sickness, reducing the strain on NHS services during the winter months. That's the k...

Vaccination: step backwards on measles in Europe requires response

Policy-makers, healthcare workers and parents need to step up vaccination against measles across age groups at risk. This the call of the WHO which wants ...

GPs refuse deal to give children the swine flu jab

Plans to vaccinate healthy children under the age of five against swine flu are in disarray after doctors refused to sign up to a deal. GPs are already im...

Vaccination is the only way to enjoy the X-factor

Today I’ve spent several hours searching for my keys, which have mysteriously disappeared. The most likely scenario is that, during an episode of the i...

Swine flu fears growing as NHS staff shun vaccine

The Department of Health has ordered NHS bosses across England to ensure that frontline staff get immunised against swine flu amid growing signs that many ...