England ends COVID-19 booster vaccine program for under-50s

From Monday, healthy people under 50 in the UK will no longer get seasonal booster shots as part of the government’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

This is a joint committee (JCVI) about vaccination and vaccination, which is an advisory body about vaccines of the British government, Recommended The fall 2022 immunization campaign should end offerings to target age groups.

according to NHS England, the first two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will continue to be offered to everyone aged 5 and over by 31 August 2022. You will no longer be able to get additional boosters if you are not in the clinical risk group.

According to JCVI, since April 2022, the intake of the first booster in the under-50 age group has been less than 0.1% per week.

In Wales and Northern Ireland, no clinically at-risk persons under the age of 50 were vaccinated after the first booster.

In Scotland, the booster for healthy people aged 16 to 49 ends on March 31st.

The JCVI also states that primary vaccination provision will include, during 2023, those aged 50 and over, health and social workers, caregivers, those aged 5 and over who belong to clinical risk groups, and those aged 12 and over living at home. says it needs to be more targeted. Contact with an immunosuppressed person.

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Dr. Tess Lawrie, Director of Evidence-Based Medicine Consultancy Ltd. (Screenshot/Epoch Times)

The UK’s medicines regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), said on 3 February that COVID-19 vaccination remains ” the single most effective way Many doctors, including Dr. Tess Rowley in the UK and Dr. Peter McCullough in the US, have argued since the early days of the pandemic that many cheap diversion drugs are effective in early treatment of COVID-19, but – 19.

The efficacy and safety profile of mRNA vaccines are also contested. Health officials, including the MHRA, insist that severe side effects such as myocarditis and pericarditis are “very rare,” while opponents say vaccines are overrated, useless or harmful. It states that it is

The Health Advisory and Recovery Team, a group of British doctors and scientists skeptical of the government’s response to COVID-19, announced in January that wrote to MHRAcalls for an “urgent suspension of Covid vaccination programs pending a thorough and independent review of all available safety data.”

British cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, who previously supported the deployment of a COVID-19 vaccine, also joined the opposition last year calling for a halt to the vaccination programme.

Since last fall, Denmark has stopped vaccinating healthy people under the age of 50, saying people in this age group “generally are not at particularly high risk of severe illness from COVID-19”. I’m here. Danish health authorities also said the aim of the vaccination campaign was to “prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death” and not “to prevent transmission of COVID-19”.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington, Dec. 9, 2022 (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)

Dr. Anthony Fauci, former chief medical adviser to U.S. President Joe Biden, recently joined a growing number of officials admitting that the COVID-19 vaccine does not work well against infection.

Vaccines against both COVID-19 and influenza have ‘flaws’, including ‘eliciting incomplete and short-lived protection against evolving virus variants that escape population immunity,’ says Fauci and head of the National Institutes of Health wrote in a recent paper.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added the COVID-19 vaccine to routine immunization schedules for children and adults, drawing criticism for the decision.

According to the CDC’s 2023 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, 2 or 3 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are recommended, starting at 6 months of age. Her COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna or Pfizer is recommended for children ages 6 months to her 4 years, and 5 years to her 11 years. For children ages 12 to her 18, her Novavax vaccine is also recommended in addition to Pfizer and Moderna.

The adult list recommends 2 or 3 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from age 19. The COVID-19 vaccine recommended for children and adults in 2023 is among other commonly recommended vaccines for measles, influenza, and rubella.

In 2022, CDC advisors recommended adding vaccines to the schedule.

CDC has added the COVID-19 vaccine to its recommended list, but has not made it mandatory. Authorities do not have the authority to do so, but local and state jurisdictions can and many mandate most vaccines on schedule. Few states.

Zachary Stieber and Naveen Athrappully contributed to this report.