People stand in front of the NHS Vaccine Center at the Life Center to be vaccinated against the corona virus. / Image Alliance, Owen Humphries
In the UK of London, the most vulnerable should be vaccinated according to age. This was shared by the British Vaccine Commission J.C.V.I. (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization) Today. Requests to prioritize certain professional groups, such as teachers or police officers, were rejected by experts.
The reason given by experts is that age is still the biggest risk factor for infection. Sample studies also show that the speed of the vaccination program has a huge impact on preventing serious illness and death. Experts said that wanting industry groups would make the vaccination campaign more complicated and thus slower.
In the first phase of the UK vaccination program, nine groups with the greatest health risks from COVID-19 were given priority. This includes people over the age of 50 and those with previous illnesses. They should all be vaccinated in mid-April.
Then it should be the turn of the 40s, followed by other younger allies. In the UK, nearly 18.7 million people are now vaccinated with the first dose. About 700,000 people have been vaccinated twice so far.
The vaccination program is a great success, and the age-based awards will bring the greatest benefits in the shortest possible time, including professionals at high risk for infections, said Wei Shen Lim, president of JCVII’s COVID-19. . © dpa / aerzteblatt.de