Jam Budden, 16, receives a jab at a walk-in Covid-19 clinic at Reading Festival (Getty) A last choice on whether to vaccinate all 12- to 15-year-olds is expected within days, despite the governments immunisation specialists declining to recommend jabs for healthy teenagers.The UKs chief medical officers, including Englands Prof Chris Whitty, are to think about additional evidence after Sajid Javid and his counterparts in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland purchased a review that might defy the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) for the very first time.The health secretary said the suggestions from the CMOs would be thought about “before deciding soon”. The JCVI announced it was widening the Covid vaccination program to more kids aged between 12 and 15 with underlying health conditions, which indicates about 200,000 more kids will be welcomed for vaccines. However it is not recommending jabs for all healthy teenagers.Professor Wei Shen Lim, the chair of Covid-19 immunisation for the JCVI, said: “The JCVIs view is that total, the health gain from Covid-19 vaccination to healthy children aged 12 to 15 years are partially higher than the prospective damages.” The choice came a week after the Department of Health and Social Care validated preparations were afoot to ensure the NHS was ready to offer coronavirus jabs to all 12- to 15-year-olds in England from early September.The department said it wished to be “ready to hit the ground running”. Key PointsShow latest update
1630753247Nearly three-quarters of Covid medical facility patients under 50 are unvaccinatedNearly three-quarters of Covid hospital patients aged under 50 have actually not had the vaccine, data from Public Health England reveals.Figures showed that many coronavirus-related deaths amongst more youthful people likewise took place to those who had not had their first dosage of the vaccine.Holly Bancroft has the complete story: Emily Goddard4 September 2021 12:001630751538 What is the Mu variant and where has it been seen?As the delta variation continues to sweep the world, health authorities are watching another version on the horizon.Kelsie Sandoval addresses the huge concerns about the emerging Mu version: Emily Goddard4 September 2021 11:321630750576 Jabs for healthy 12- to 15-year-olds likely to get ministerial backingMinisters look most likely to authorize the vaccination of healthy 12- to 15-year-olds after asking the UKs chief medical officers to review the evidence for a mass rollout.Professor Chris Whitty and his other UK counterparts are examining the wider advantages of immunizing the age group, such as reducing school lacks. They are anticipated to provide their findings within days.The government is awaiting their suggestions before making a final decision, however ministers have actually indicated they like authorising a larger rollout.But multiple newspapers reported federal government experts highlighting the probability of a subsequent approval of the program, with a source informing the BBC: “We believe there is a strong case to immunize but wait for the suggestions of the chief medical officers.” Emily Goddard4 September 2021 11:161630748867 GPs concerned by influenza vaccine shipment delaysThe delay to influenza vaccine deliveries is “of concern” to GPs in the middle of worries over high influenza levels, a professional has said.Appointments for numerous clients had to be rescheduled after Seqirus, the biggest supplier of flu vaccines to the UK, verified hold-ups of up to a fortnight in England and Wales.The business blamed “unpredicted difficulties related to roadway freight hold-ups” for the disruption.Professor Anthony Harnden, the deputy chairman of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, told BBC Breakfast: “Clearly influenza immunisation this year is actually crucial and the factor its so important is due to the fact that of lockdowns weve had extremely low circulating influenza levels last winter season.” So we do understand when there are low distributing influenza levels the year before, frequently we get high infection rates in the list below year so its quite possible that well have a high circumstances of influenza this year.” So its actually essential to get the influenza immunisation and actually crucial to get it as soon as possible.” It is of issue that there are hold-ups, however hopefully this will be fixed quickly and well get on in basic practices, we always do.” Eleanor Sly has more on this story: Emily Goddard4 September 2021 10:471630747922 Outdated government messaging undermined Covid responseOutdated interactions abilities at the heart of federal government were exposed by the Covid pandemic to the extent that the famous slides displayed at Downing Street interview were typically finished minutes prior to being broadcast on live television, Boris Johnsons former media chief has revealed.Lee Cain said that failings in the governments interactions strategy at the start of the crisis resulted in the general public getting mixed messages at a critical time.And he said that a center of comms personnel set up in the Cabinet Office to oversee main information campaigns as infections soared and the nation was plunged into lockdown was a “failure” because of unskilled personnel, unclear lines of duty, inconsistent policy and endemic leaks.Andrew Woodcock, our political editor, has the full story: Emily Goddard4 September 2021 10:321630745859 France might ease health pass constraints in big shopping mallsFrance could ease health pass limitations that are hitting big shopping mall companies if the Covid circumstance keeps enhancing, labour minister Elisabeth Borne has actually stated.” The health scenario is enhancing. If this is verified, we will have the ability to relieve the guidelines,” Borne informed France Inter radio, adding that this could be decided “in the coming days”. French retail group Auchan said the intro in early August of a health pass that clients need to reveal in shopping centers with an area of more than 20,000 square metres hit its company at the start of the 3rd quarter.Emily Goddard4 September 2021 09:571630744248 Delay in kid vaccine decision frustrating, Scottish expert saysThe hold-up in a last choice on whether to offer Covid vaccines to all 12- to 15-year-olds is “frustrating”, a Scottish health board specialist has said.Jillian Evans, the head of health intelligence at NHS Grampian, said immunizing the age group would assist prevent transmission of the infection and secure kids from long Covid.” We know that the JCVIs choice is mainly based on the private advantages and threats to a kid, and ruling out some of the larger impacts, whichs what the chief medical officers will do,” Ms Evans informed the BBCs Good Morning Scotland programme.” The thing about this is, its frustrating because it simply integrates in additional delay in a choice that weve currently been pushing for, so it postpones things a bit further.” Although Im definitely particular that therell be a great deal of activity going on today and in the days ahead so we can get to a choice as rapidly as possible.” She stated that although the threat of long Covid in children was deemed to be small, much was still unknown about the illness.Ms Evans continued: “You may pick up this news and think the JCVI has said no.” They havent said no– what theyve said is on the balance of minimal benefits of vaccination versus the threat of serious illness were saying no, but were leaving it open for you to think about other larger considerations.” So people might get puzzled by that.” Emily Goddard4 September 2021 09:301630743816 Medical advantages of child vaccinations clear, states previous WHO directorThe medical benefits of immunizing kids are clear, a previous director of the World Health Organisation has said.Prof Anthony Costello said he disagreed with the JCVIs refusal to advise jabs for 12- to 15-year-olds and that he would have voted “highly” for immunizing healthy teenagers.” I think it is pretty clear cut,” he informed Sky News.” I think now the chief medical officers will probably change that choice, most likely since of social and academic advantages, but I believe the medical advantages are pretty clear.” Prof Costello stated the “main argument” right now is that there are medical risks to children who end up being infected with Covid. “Okay, many of them have a more moderate infection, but the threats are not insignificant,” he said. “And I think there is reason to immunize all children. Certainly, its a voluntary decision, but I would highly encourage my clients, good friends and relatives to have the vaccination. ” Prof Costello added that delta is “a different pandemic” from previous versions and said there have been a great deal of infections amongst those who are fully vaccinated.Emily Goddard4 September 2021 09:231630743416 Russia has actually reported 18,780 brand-new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, down from 18,856 cases on the previous day.Emily Goddard4 September 2021 09:161630742689 Benefits of vaccines for kids could exceed negative effects, says former chief clinical adviserThe possible negative effects of coronavirus vaccines for kids might be surpassed by the benefits, a previous chief clinical advisor has suggested.Professor Sir Mark Walport told BBC Radio 4s Today programme: “My kid and my grandchilds health is likewise impacted by their social environment, by their ability to go to school, by what occurs in the household, therefore there are wider factors too. ” All the evidence is the rate of myocarditis, the swelling of the heart muscle, and of pericarditis is at least the very same and most likely considerably greater because exact same population group if they get coronavirus.” Sir Mark said it is for the federal government to take a look at the more comprehensive damages of not immunizing 12- to 15-year-olds.” Its unpleasant, but its not always a particularly uncommon circumstance,” he said.” The JCVI browses a really particular lens, which is the scientific safety of the vaccine for an offered population group versus the effects of the illness itself.” But what they do not look at is the broader issues such as education and the damages to that, so the wider hurts potentially to kids and the ripple effects to their households– thats where policymakers are available in.” Emily Goddard4 September 2021 09:04
” Eleanor Sly has more on this story: Emily Goddard4 September 2021 10:471630747922 Outdated federal government messaging undermined Covid responseOutdated communications skills at the heart of federal government were exposed by the Covid pandemic to the level that the famous slides showed at Downing Street press conferences were frequently finished minutes prior to being relayed on live Television, Boris Johnsons former media chief has revealed.Lee Cain said that failings in the governments interactions method at the start of the crisis resulted in the public receiving mixed messages at an important time.And he said that a hub of comms personnel set up in the Cabinet Office to supervise main information campaigns as infections soared and the nation was plunged into lockdown was a “failure” since of inexperienced personnel, uncertain lines of duty, inconsistent policy and endemic leaks.Andrew Woodcock, our political editor, has the full story: Emily Goddard4 September 2021 10:321630745859 France could ease health pass restrictions in large shopping mallsFrance might relieve health pass limitations that are striking big shopping mall services if the Covid circumstance keeps improving, labour minister Elisabeth Borne has said. French retail group Auchan said the introduction in early August of a health pass that clients must show in shopping malls with a surface location of more than 20,000 square metres hit its service at the start of the 3rd quarter.Emily Goddard4 September 2021 09:571630744248 Delay in kid vaccine choice irritating, Scottish specialist saysThe hold-up in a final choice on whether to provide Covid vaccines to all 12- to 15-year-olds is “frustrating”, a Scottish health board expert has said.Jillian Evans, the head of health intelligence at NHS Grampian, said vaccinating the age group would help prevent transmission of the infection and safeguard children from long Covid.” They havent stated no– what theyve stated is on the balance of marginal advantages of vaccination versus the danger of extreme disease were stating no, but were leaving it open for you to consider other broader factors to consider.” Emily Goddard4 September 2021 09:301630743816 Medical advantages of kid vaccinations clear, says former WHO directorThe medical benefits of immunizing children are clear, a previous director of the World Health Organisation has said.Prof Anthony Costello said he disagreed with the JCVIs refusal to suggest jabs for 12- to 15-year-olds and that he would have voted “highly” for vaccinating healthy teens.” Prof Costello added that delta is “a various pandemic” from previous versions and said there have been a lot of infections among those who are completely vaccinated.Emily Goddard4 September 2021 09:231630743416 Russia has actually reported 18,780 brand-new coronavirus cases in the previous 24 hours, down from 18,856 cases on the previous day.Emily Goddard4 September 2021 09:161630742689 Benefits of vaccines for kids might exceed side results, states former chief scientific adviserThe possible side results of coronavirus vaccines for kids could be exceeded by the benefits, a previous chief scientific consultant has suggested.Professor Sir Mark Walport informed BBC Radio 4s Today programme: “My kid and my grandchilds health is also impacted by their social environment, by their capability to go to school, by what takes place in the household, and so there are more comprehensive elements.