The UK is set to offer coronavirus vaccines to children over the age of 12 this summer, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday.
The comments of the British Secretary of Health followed approval: Friday’s BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds from the Drug գործակալ Health Products Regulatory Agency.
Hancock said he would advise the Joint Vaccination Committee of the United Kingdom (JCVI) on how to spread the vaccine over the age of 12.
“I’m glad that the regulator, looking at the data very carefully, presented itself with the typical rigor and independence that the strike was safe and effective for those over the age of 12,” Hancock told Sky News. “We take advice from JCVI to put it into practice.”
The Sunday Telegraph writes that Hancock says: “Most of the latter [Covid-19] The cases are with the children. “
The UK vaccine, which has now given the first dose to more than 40 million people, is currently being vaccinated for people over the age of 30, and next week the process will be open to adults under the age of 30.
However, in a matter of weeks, the government will launch a “how if” program to vaccinate adolescents later in the summer.
Hancock said it was “very, very rare” that young people were “very negatively” affected by the coronavirus, but he said there were some long neat ones in children. “It simply came to our notice then. “The spread among children has an impact on others,” he said.
The vaccine will also prevent schools from failing when individual children become infected with the virus, he added.
However, pressure is mounting on the UK to move more vaccines to developing countries more quickly.
The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adanom Gebreusus, recently urged countries to review vaccinations for children and adolescents, given that very low-income countries did not even have enough resources to vaccinate health workers.
Prime Minister Boris John Onson has called on his G7 counterparts to step up their global efforts to vaccinate everyone in the world by the end of next year ahead of this week’s summit in Cornwall.
The United Kingdom has pledged to vaccinate more than 100 million coronaviruses in developing countries, according to a report in the Sunday Times, topping the US pledge last week to provide 80 million doses.
Hancock said the UK government had already made a significant contribution, claiming that AstraZeneca և և Oxford University would be sold at cost, which would be a big boost for many low- and middle-income countries.
“I am just happy to be free. “There is no way we can do more to vaccinate the world,” he said. “But this country has done more than anything else to make sure the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine is available.”
Former Labor Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Sunday that those with two pores should be given more personal freedom. Mr Blair emphasized that the decision was not a signal of a formal antitrust inquiry into the vaccine, but sought to justify military action, saying “for some as a baby gets older, he or she will outgrow this.”
Hancock said the issue will be addressed by the Covid Certification Review, which will be chaired by Michael Gove, a government minister who will report shortly.
The Minister of Health noted that it is inevitable that vaccination or testing evidence will be needed for international travel, as other countries will require it. “We have not been there inland yet,” he said.