One-jab Janssen vaccine is set to be approved within DAYS – as ministers prepare to widen rollout

One-jab Janssen vaccine is set to be approved within DAYS – as ministers prepare to widen rollout to under-50s A decision by the health regulator on the single-dose jab expected in ten days UK already has 30 million doses of jab made by Johnson and Johnson   Comes after first doses of the Moderna vaccine were … Read more

Moderna boss says his firm is on track to make sure Britain gets all 17million doses

Moderna boss says his firm is on track to make sure Britain gets all 17million doses of its Covid vaccine by the end of the year Dan Staner said the company was on track to deliver all doses by the end of 2021 UK has ordered 17million from the company – enough to inoculate 8.5million … Read more

Covid UK: Patients are CANCELLING appointments for AstraZeneca vaccinations over blood clot fears

Britons are starting to cancel appointments for the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine amid fears over its link to blood clots, GPs warned today. In what could be a major blow to vaccine uptake, doctors said they had been inundated with patients of all ages requesting to be given an alternative to the AZ jab. The concern comes … Read more

Moderna’s Covid vaccine ‘is effective against Kent AND California variants and triggers antibodies’

Moderna‘s coronavirus vaccine is effective against the Californian variant spreading in the US, scientists say. And researchers also found the jab sparks Covid-fighting antibodies that stay in the blood for at least six months following a second dose. Evidence already shows the vaccine — deployed in Britain for the first time yesterday — works against the Kent … Read more

Matt Hancock insists UK on track to hit July vaccination target

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE RARE BLOOD CLOTS LINKED TO ASTRAZENECA’S VACCINE?  MHRA chief executive Dr June Raine said anyone who has one or more of the below symptoms for longer than four days after vaccination should seek urgent medical advice. Shortness of breath Chest pain Swollen leg Persistent stomach pain Severe headache Blurred vision Skin … Read more

Moderna vaccine is effective against California variant and produces antibodies for least 6 months

Moderna Inc’s coronavirus vaccine is effective against the California variant and its protection last for six months, two new studies find. In one study, researchers from Duke University found that the antibodies generated by Moderna’s jab had about two times less neutralizing power against the strain that was first discovered in the Golden State. While … Read more

Covid vaccine rollout is still on target, ministers pledge

All adults will be vaccinated by the target date of July 31 as the rollout continues ‘full steam ahead’, ministers pledged yesterday. And officials are confident there are sufficient supplies of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for the ten million under-30s who have now been advised not to have the Oxford/AstraZeneca one. However, some experts … Read more

Covid-19 UK: What should I do if I’ve had the AstraZeneca jab?

Britons were once again left with a raft of questions over the safety of AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine after health chiefs today recommended it should not be given to under-30s because of its link to potentially deadly blood clots. No10’s jab advisory panel says healthy people aged 18 to 29 be offered either Pfizer or Moderna‘s … Read more

Jeremy Hunt urges people to get AZ jab as being ‘over-cautious costs more lives than it saves’

‘Be sensibly British, keep calm, and carry on’: Ex-health secretary Jeremy Hunt urges over-30s to keep getting AZ jab because being ‘over-cautious costs more lives than it saves’ The ex-Cabinet minister backed the MHRA today over the UK-created vaccine Backed regulator who had ‘got these judgement calls spectacularly right so far’ Said countries that limited … Read more

Under-30s should NOT be given the AstraZeneca vaccine, says UK regulator

Britons under 30 should be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine due to mounting evidence linking it to rare blood clots, UK health chiefs ruled today. In a major blow to the UK’s vaccination rollout, the Government’s vaccine advisory group is recommending healthy people aged 19 to 29 be offered either the Pfizer or Moderna jabs … Read more