ALL ADULTS TO BE VACCINATED BY 31ST JULY UNDER NEW PLANS

All adults in the UK will receive a COVID-19 vaccination by the end of July, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged.

New targets will see the Island’s Over 50s receive their first jab by 15th April – over 2 weeks earlier than planned – and all those 18+ receiving theirs by 31st July.

Should these targets be met, it would mean a massive lifting in restrictions prior to the summer holidays allowing the UK to enjoy a Great British Summer, with hopes of crowds flocking to the Isle of Wight which has throughout the pandemic been seen as safe haven.

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The economic benefit to the Island would be huge, giving local businesses a much needed injection of cash.

It’s unknown at this time how the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation will prioritise the Under 50s, who would be vaccinated between 16th April and 31st July. That said, some parts of the country are ahead of schedule and may vaccinate younger individuals quicker. On the Island, it’s known that under 65s are already been vaccinated with 97% of Over 70s having already received their first dose.

Previously, Government set a target of offering vaccines to all adults by September, meaning the rollout is to be sped up by around 4 weeks.

Tomorrow, Boris will outline the roadmap out of lockdown to the nation at 19:00 and is likely to include further details on the vaccination programme.

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John
John
9 months ago

That is if they all want to be

Truth Outs
Truth Outs
9 months ago

What sloppy journalism again. The vaccination isn’t compulsorily. The headline is simply clickbait.

Level Phil
Level Phil
Reply to  Truth Outs
9 months ago

It’s not compulsory either.

Truth Outs
Truth Outs
Reply to  Level Phil
9 months ago

Don’t you just love the spelling police.

Russell Obbs
Russell Obbs
Reply to  Truth Outs
9 months ago

But there was no spelling mistake. I think Phil was merely pointing out that you had incorrectly used an adverb, namely ‘compulsorily’, when an adjective, namely ‘compulsory’, would have been appropriate. Look it up.

Truth Outs
Truth Outs
Reply to  Russell Obbs
9 months ago

Don’t you just love the spelling and grammar police….

John
John
Reply to  Level Phil
9 months ago

Not yet, wait when they introduce Vaccine Passports
That will then force people to have it.
Democracy out of the window

Level Phil
Level Phil
9 months ago

Yep, the one thing that the Government has got right – the advance order of vaccines and their distribution. Every week there is further good news on the vaccine front.

There is little mention however, of the 20,000+ that have died since we hit the 100,000 mark less than four weeks ago, nor the 46,000+ persons that have died this year so far. Hopefully this roadmap will contain many speed restrictions. Caution is paramount, lives more important than jobs. Say ‘no’ to a third wave.

John
John
Reply to  Level Phil
9 months ago

What worries myself is a friend of the Mrs who lives up North
Her Father in Law who is in a Care Home.
5 residents had the Vaccine recently and sadly passed away.
It may be some of the elderly are too frail for a Vaccine.
It is very early stages of the Vaccine.

Level Phil
Level Phil
Reply to  John
9 months ago

It may be the case. This needs to be looked into. Studies suggest protection does not happen until 3 weeks after the jab. The other issue is that many care home staff refuse to have the vaccine, apparently close to 50% in the London area for example.

John
John
Reply to  Level Phil
9 months ago

I never thought of that, that may be the case,
But I would have thought it would have gave the recipients protection.
Worrying times.

Rob
Rob
Reply to  John
9 months ago

This is happening around the world it’s not in the main stream media anywhere though.

Bob
Bob
9 months ago

You can keep that rubbish

Level Phil
Level Phil
Reply to  Bob
9 months ago

If I were young, rather than being an old get, I would probably feel the same.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
9 months ago

All adults will be OFFERED a vaccine by 31st July – some will exercise their right to refuse, others will claim exemptions.

SRichards
SRichards
Reply to  isle of wighter
9 months ago

Everyone I know who has had it has felt so ill after with terrible headaches shivering vomiting,far worse than if they’d actually caught the virus as most have little or no symptoms at all

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
Reply to  SRichards
9 months ago

Omg I know several friends and all my family have had the vaccine, yes a few felt a bit tired had a headache, but within 48hrs we’re fine, it is nothing like the virus so stop the scaremongering.
It’s like any other vaccine the reactions caused show it is working.
Small price to pay for the protection you get .

Isle of wighter
Isle of wighter
Reply to  SRichards
9 months ago

Sounds about right SR

Richard
Richard
Reply to  SRichards
9 months ago

Did any die from it though?

Truth Outs
Truth Outs
Reply to  SRichards
9 months ago

My daughter had Covid and was very ill for a week and said it was the worse she has ever felt. i had the jab and had a headache for a couple of hours.

What would you prefer….

Keep Calm
Keep Calm
9 months ago

I wish people would stop scaremongering about the Vaccine.
Remember this Vaccine is two doses; that means the first dose doesn’t give you full immunity that’s why the lockdown is still in place.
You may feel a bit rough after the dose but that’s better than some of the alternatives.
You hear a lot about ‘I’ve heard’ rather than people’s personal experiences but if you’re not sure then talk to your GP, the Doctors who you have always trusted and can be trusted with your health, ignore doomsayer (apparent) friends.

Isle of wighter
Isle of wighter
Reply to  Keep Calm
9 months ago

the issue with these vaccines is that there is no long term effects data available, before being permitted for use on humans.

whose to say in a few months time, people start reporting the same illness or side effect from the vaccine that was unexpected.

this is why there is scepticism

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
Reply to  Keep Calm
9 months ago

Exactly I would rather feel a bit tired headache for a short while than be seriously ill or worse dead .

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

Good luck on that one.not 3nough sheep for that I’m afraid

 

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