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Covid-19: in the face of the emergency, the United Kingdom completely reviews its vaccination policy


#In the red, #England, which will officially leave #Europe this evening at midnight, changes its approach to vaccinations and opts for a more massive campaign while 50,000 new positive cases were revealed #Tuesday. #From now on, the second bite will wait …

The UK said on #Wednesday it would prioritize getting the coronavirus vaccinated to as many people as possible, rather than giving a second dose of the vaccine to those who have already been vaccinated, a change in strategy decided against the background of soaring new infections.
#With this new approach, more than 500,000 #Britons who have been vaccinated for the first time will have to wait up to twelve weeks to be inoculated with the second dose of the vaccine, The #Guardian wrote on #Tuesday evening.
The measure will affect both the #AstraZeneca vaccine, whose use was authorized #Wednesday in the country, and that produced by #Pfizer with #BioNTech, which was deployed three weeks ago to launch the national campaign to vaccination.
#Laboratories have indicated that a rapid deployment of the vaccine would reduce the number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19, as the daily number of new cases of contamination exceeded the threshold of 50,000 for the first time on #Tuesday. #From now on, the time between the administration of the two doses of #Pfizer’s vaccine will be “at least 21 days”, compared to “21 days” previously.

#Maximize the benefits of the vaccine

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#For both vaccines, #British health authorities now recommend spacing the two doses apart by several weeks – up to 12 weeks.
“#This approach will maximize the benefits of both vaccines”, a spokesperson for the #Ministry of #Health said.
“#This will ensure that more people at risk can be protected by a vaccine in the coming weeks and months, to reduce the number of deaths and start to ease the pressure on the health system.”, he added.
#England’s health director #Simon #Stevens announced the new strategy in a letter to representatives of the country’s health services, according to the #Guardian.
#Faced with the increase in new daily cases, the containment measures in force in #England have been extended to new regions.



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https://www.lindependant.fr/2020/12/31/covid-19-face-a-lurgence-le-royaume-uni-revoit-completement-sa-politique-de-vaccinations-9286437.php

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