Second dose of Covid vaccine overdue for around 11 crore people, shows Govt data
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 Around 11 crore people who have taken the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine have not got themselves jabbed with the second dose even after the expiry of the prescribed interval between two doses, according to government data.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has announced the NHS will be given flexibility on the timing Covid booster jabs are administered.
The third vaccine has, until this point, been given to those most at risk from the virus no sooner than six months after they had received their second dose. Report by...
CDC Signs Off on COVID Vaccine Boosters , for Kids Ages 5–11.
CNN reports that on May 19, the CDC's
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)... .
... voted in support of recommending an additional Pfizer shot for 5- to 11-year-olds who've received their first two doses.
The vote was 11-1 with 1 abstention.
CNN reports that the FDA authorized
the booster dose earlier this week.
Children within this age group are advised to wait at least five months after receiving their two-dose regimen before getting a booster shot.
CNN reports a fourth dose is recommended for children who are immunocompromised. .
According to Pfizer, a trial of 4,500 children ages 5-11 showed Omicron-fighting antibodies were 36 times stronger upon receiving a booster.
The company also says
no new safety issues were detected.
On May 16, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported that COVID cases in U.S. children rose 76%
the previous week compared to two weeks prior.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky gave opening remarks before the ACIP's vote.
The sadness I feel for
lives lost, the families
devastated and the
is steep. We have the
tools we need to protect
these people from severe
disease and prevent any
more tragic deaths, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, via opening remarks
before the ACIP's vote, via CNN
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