Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary made a clear announcement of how the UK has delved deep into opting for Covid-19 vaccinations based on age specifications. This is in due credence to Britain’s Joint Committee for vaccination and immunization. One that has directed all its focus into saving as many lives as possible.
UK’s Mass Vaccination Protocols Leverage Age And Not The Occupation For Covid-19 Jabs
This has led to strong protests and outrage amongst the police officers and teaching community who wanted to be prioritized. The vaccines will see being administered depending on age rather than occupational risks. This is as per the directive of the advisory board members. Morality being the top ground for the second phase of inoculation where the rollout for the vaccines will be expedited on this circular.
The data related to Covid-19 deaths is far lower when teaching is compared with other professions. This is as stated by a top medic in England.
The ratio for the highest Covid-19 related deaths is recorded amongst the restaurant and catering establishment members. This includes managers to proprietors, followed by people from the fields of machine operations, metal works to food, drink as well as tobacco processes. The chefs and the cab drivers also make it to the list.
The ratio is a whopping number which has seen a 100 death for men per 100,000 people. Whereas teachers have contributed an 18.4 percent death amongst males per 100,000 teachers. The government has pledged to cover the age group over 50’s to people that are in the high-risk category receiving the jabs by 15th April. This is UK’s phase one of vaccine rollout.
The vaccine campaign in the UK is kickstarting its phase two with the prime importance being given to moving the queue as fast as possible. Thus, tending to all adults receiving their very first Covid-19 vaccine dose by 31st July.
The decision comes with a high-level meeting that was convened to decide on the future of the phase two vaccination program. The government has aligned with experts citing occupation as a complex approach that would overall lead to slowing down of the target. As one single occupation cannot be prioritized over another. The four nations in the UK are going to follow the same suit.
Britain has so far vaccinated a total of 19 million of its population. This includes a solid 35 percent of all adults having received their first Covid-19 jab. The vaccination process is set to gear in full swing thus achieving completion by the end of July.
Phase one of the vaccination program that is scheduled from January to April is supposed to cover people over the age group of 50’s as well as the vulnerable ones including UK’s Mass Vaccination Protocols Leverage Age And Not The Occupation For Covid-19 Jabs healthcare personnel, high-risk individuals, etc. This group constitutes a total of 31.8 million of the populace. This is followed by phase two of the program that includes people in their 40’s, 30’s as well as covering the younger population from 18-29.
The policy is to achieve momentum in vaccinating the masses. Speeding the processes by covering people based on age groups rather than jobs. This simplifies the process and is recognized as the mainspring of success. Speed being the determinant factor.
The quicker the process the faster more and more people can be vaccinated. Thus, reducing the burden on the already struggling hospitals and healthcare systems. Thereby giving a definitive directive by chalking out a roadmap for exiting the lockdown.
As per the latest developments, UK has relegated the coronavirus alert to tier 4. This is one step down from the highest tier possibly citing the future withdrawal of restrictions in the country.