When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine? 5 questions parents are asking


This article looks at the vaccines for children and it appears that work has already been started or is soon to start, but there is still, at least, one other area and this is for adults with learning disabilities (Intellectual Disabilities) and Autism who are needle averse, for in this area needle injections are not possible.

The adults are very vulnerable, but as I see it there is no work taking place in that direction.

With regards to Flu these adults can be given the nasal spray, which is generally given to children under 12 years, but it is not as effective as the injection, but something is better than nothing.

 

Source: When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine? 5 questions parents are asking

Covid: Antibodies ‘fall rapidly after infection’ – BBC News


So, this research is saying that immunity from COVID-19 does not last long, maybe only for 6 months, so this should quell the call for ‘herd immunity’. Those persons who feel the current lockdowns should be ignored or not even be put in force and people should be allowed to have COVID-19 as a means to have more immunity within the UK, should now stop making those comments, as their thinking has been disproved.

However, I feel the question of conspiracy theories could be put forward, so they may continue in their beliefs, which they are entitled to have.

So, more work is required in this research, for if true, it could mean an immunisation programme be introduced every 6 months.

But the take up of the Flu immunisation programme, which is currently taking place, is far from good, see for the period 2018/2019.

See Table 1

 

Patients aged 65 years and over
Vaccine uptake in patients over 65 years old was 72.0% in the 2018 to 2019 season, compared to 72.9% last season (Table 1). This season saw a phased delivery of the recommended, newly licenced adjuvanted vaccine for the 65 and over population. 40% of the vaccine was supplied in September followed by 20% in October and 40% in November.

Some may say 70% is a good turnout, but is it and what about the figures for under 65s which are far from good.

So what does this hold for any COVID-19 vaccine, which will more likely be every 6 months rather than yearly, it does not look good.

So, COVID-19 could be with us for years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Covid: Antibodies ‘fall rapidly after infection’ – BBC News

 

Source: Covid: Antibodies ‘fall rapidly after infection’ – BBC News

Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University ‘safe and induces an immune reaction’ | ITV News


The Covid-19 vaccine being developed at the University of Oxford is safe and induces an immune reaction, findings of the first phases of the study suggest.

But researchers warned “there is still much work to be done” before the extent to which it would protect the population against coronavirus would be known.

Researchers say their tests have revealed that the jab could provide double protection against Covid-19.

It also induces strong immune responses in both parts of the immune system – provoking a T cell response within 14 days of vaccination, and an antibody response within 28 days.

Source: Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University ‘safe and induces an immune reaction’ | ITV News

Ending the pandemic will take global access to COVID-19 treatment and vaccines – which means putting ethics before profits : The Conversation


The high cost of pharmaceuticals often means only the richest patients get lifesaving medicines. As coronavirus drugs emerge, it will require hard, creative work to ensure they’re available to all.

Source: Ending the pandemic will take global access to COVID-19 treatment and vaccines – which means putting ethics before profits : The Conversation