General News and updates
Five to 11 year olds still waiting for vaccine
In response, Liz Twist MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions has submitted written parliamentary questions asking: ‘In advance of a market authorisation in the UK for a Covid-19 vaccine for five to 11 year olds, what considerations have been made to vaccinate clinically extremely vulnerable children...
Covid-19 booster VS third vaccine
We have heard of cases where GPs are unaware of the difference between third doses of vaccines and the booster vaccine. If this is the case, here is a letter that can be sent to GPs explaining the third dose of the vaccine roll out. For more information on Covid vaccines, read the NHS and government websites.
Vaccines for children
As of 4 August 2021 England, Wales and Scotland have announced that they will follow the advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisations (JCVI) to vaccinate 16 and 17 year olds. In England 16 and 17 year olds should start receiving the vaccine by 23 August 2021. In England the Government has updated its Green Book guidance with more detailed...
Advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable – Wales
The Chief Medical Officer for Wales has indicated that despite the rise in numbers of Covid-19 and the lifting of many restrictions in Wales, he will not be advising people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to shield at this time. The Chief Medical Officer wants to ensure people balance the risk of harm from Covid-19 with the risk of harm to an...
Eurordis calls for European nations to offer booster third doses
Eurordis has called for European nations to offer a booster vaccination dose to people living with a rare condition at highest risk from Covid-19. The UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has already issued guidance that all clinically extremely vulnerable people over the age 16 will be offered a booster dose from September 2021.
Children removed from shielding list
Given that Wales is currently on alert level 0 and shielding is not taking place, this should not impact the daily lives of the children. The Chief Medical Officer for Wales does not expect to have to advise ‘shielding’ again in the future, based on current evidence. Those removed will now be advised to follow guidance given to the general population,...