Britain free of coronavirus by August, outgoing vaccine task force chief says: Report – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The new coronavirus will no longer be flowing in Britain by August, the federal governments departing vaccine taskforce chief Clive Dix informed the Daily Telegraph on Friday. “Sometime in August, we will have no circulating virus in the UK”, Dix said, including that he thought the vaccine booster programme might be pushed back to early 2022. The federal government is taking a look at which Covid-19 vaccines would provide the best booster shot for susceptible people later on this year. Dix informed the Telegraph that he expects everybody in the UK to have been vaccinated a minimum of when by the end of July, by which time “well have probably secured the population from all the versions that are understood.” The UK has actually administered over 51 million vaccines and has actually been the second quickest nation to give a very first dosage to at least half its adult population. British authorities said people under 40 need to be provided an alternative to Oxford/AstraZenecas Covid-19 vaccine where possible due to a small danger of blood embolisms. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)stated the recommendations showed low levels of coronavirus infection in Britain and the schedule of other vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna. Dix, who was designated as interim leader of the job force in December, stepped down from his function last week.

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