COVID VACCINATIONS EXPECTED NEXT MONTH AND TO BE COMPLETED BY APRIL

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Islanders living in care homes, those over the age of 80 and those working in health and social care are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as early as next month.

A Local Outbreak Engagement Board meeting held earlier today (Thursday) detailed how a mass vaccination programme is expected to get underway within weeks and is anticipated to be completed on the Isle of Wight by March or April next year – providing some hope that the Island will be able to get back to normal by the Summer.

However, that is all subject to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) giving the green light for Pfizer’s much-anticipated vaccine to be used in the UK. The licence to vaccinate is expected within a matter of weeks.

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The first people to get the vaccine will by older adults’ living in local care homes and those working in care homes. This will be closely followed by all those over the age of 80 and all health and social care workers. After that, GPs will offer vaccines to Islanders based on their age – and only Islanders with a registered doctor on the Isle of Wight will be able to get a vaccine here.

For those under the age of 50, known as the rest of the population, it is unclear when a vaccine will be offered. Those under 50 are considered to be the lowest priority and it’s known that the vaccine won’t be offered to under 18s. However, high-risk and moderate-risk adults under 65 will be prioritised.

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Tony tollbridge
Tony tollbridge
2 months ago

Fingers crossed it will be approved ,let’s get back to some kind of normal

Coe-Pea
Coe-Pea
Reply to  Tony tollbridge
2 months ago

As BOTH the CV virus, AND the vaccine are new, clearly neither have had time to even begin to assess the long term risks of EITHER.

So, imo, it is far, far more sensible to NOT risk injecting yourself with an unknown risky vaccine, and then instead try to avoid catching the equally unknown effect on you by the CV virus.

Likely they are not giving this risky vaccine to under 18’s so they have some breeding stock should it end up wiping out those who did take it.

Freedom
Freedom
Reply to  Coe-Pea
2 months ago

wont be going near it

Freedom
Freedom
Reply to  Freedom
2 months ago

the world is overpopulated – this global vaccination effort will assist in this problem further down the road with unfortunate, unexpected and apparently unknowable side effects.

Them Apples
Them Apples
Reply to  Freedom
2 months ago

A real possibility, shame it wasn’t more selective IF that is true. We all know the ‘sort’ this planet could well manage to progress better ‘without’.

Off to work
Off to work
Reply to  Coe-Pea
2 months ago

Over 80s first to test as most over 80s dont have much longer left.
It should be given to the government and councillors first.

Real Islander
Real Islander
Reply to  Tony tollbridge
1 month ago

The only way this stops is if people rise up. You get what you accept.

Caulkhead
Caulkhead
2 months ago

Won’t be long before the usual suspects are on here moaning that they should be first in the queue and it’s all the fault of Dave Stewart and the Council….

Dystopian World
Dystopian World
Reply to  Caulkhead
2 months ago

you can have it.. i don’t want it.. they tested them on mices monkeys and other innocent sentient beings….

SRichards
SRichards
Reply to  Dystopian World
2 months ago

Exactly as the covid virus has not been isolated there cannot be a vaccine for it.Vaccines take years to develop and test,maybe it was ready before the virus started,just saying

Lin
Lin
Reply to  Dystopian World
2 months ago

I agree its not for me .Give it to the politicians first

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  Dystopian World
2 months ago

And humans surprisingly!

Vystopia
Vystopia
Reply to  Smithy
2 months ago

These humans had a choice to be tested on aka volunteers but first they tested them on many poor animals who had not choice.!

KEV
KEV
Reply to  Dystopian World
2 months ago

You have a choice, to have or not, however, when making comments it is always best to pass on information that is correct, these trials have been carried out on thousands of human beings who came forward to trial this vaccine in the aid of humanity. Your concern is no doubt shared by many people and I can understand that, the world is not completely full of people out to control or harm on mass, the vast majority of people are worthy sincere, and there to help, unfortunately, some are not. On top of these trials are organizations in place… Read more »

Orac
Orac
Reply to  KEV
2 months ago

Thalidomide was really safe apparently according to experts!

Black rat
Black rat
Reply to  Dystopian World
2 months ago

You know this for certain then do you, you imbicile.
Please inform your GP then so if you do catch the virus and need hospitalisation you wont go draining vital medication and wasting NHS staffs time you poor excuse of a human being.

Bing Bong
Bing Bong
Reply to  Black rat
2 months ago

They pay their NI, they have every right to complain about the system but still use it as they contribute lol

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  Bing Bong
2 months ago

IF they pay their NI!

Smith
Smith
Reply to  Black rat
2 months ago

“imbecile” When calling people names you really should get it right; other wise you look like an imbecile.

Gungadin
Gungadin
2 months ago

It’s life Ron but not as we know it !

Coe-Pea
Coe-Pea
2 months ago

Seems that the ‘boot’ will be on the other foot, with the elderly, sick etc then safe, and the under 18’s, the ones then at risk.

Now watch them squeal for their ‘rights’ and to ‘sue’ for ‘compo’ IF they catch it.

Mandy
Mandy
2 months ago

Wonder how many of those people who refuse to have the vaccine will suddenly change their minds if you have to have one to be able to go abroad. I’m sure quite a lot will.

John
John
Reply to  Mandy
2 months ago

F Abroad UK has some lovely beaches

Mandy
Mandy
Reply to  John
2 months ago

I don’t go abroad for the beaches, as you say, we have beautiful beaches here. I just think for the next couple of years it is going to be harder to travel abroad.

Wight Sheep
Wight Sheep
Reply to  John
2 months ago

And such ‘charming’ people to share such with here, free parking, inexpensive food, rarely need sun screen protection, and always the annoying ‘dog’ which apparently as its inept owner tells all, who are covered in wet sand, ‘He only wants to say hello’ as your picnic is ruined.

John
John
Reply to  John
2 months ago

A professor from UCL was speaking on LBC this morning and she herself said
That she would not have the Vaccine until more information is released.
I agree with the Professor from UCL.

John
John
2 months ago

A professor from ULC was speaking on the Radio today and she said she is not happy to have a Vaccine until more information is provided.
I agree with the Professor.
Let Van Tam and his Mum have one
GOOD LUCK TO THEM

Swilp
Swilp
Reply to  John
2 months ago

What nonsense! As a retired Oxford professor with 50 years relevant lab based experience I would have my whole family including Grandchildren vaccinated once the final checks are completed. Jonathan van Tam is completely correct. I tire of the stupidity, selfishness, and cowardice of Islanders who intend to refuse the vaccination. As the Regius Professor of medicine at Oxford has said, we have a real chance to eradicate this virus. Listen to the experts not the idiots.

Despondant
Despondant
2 months ago

They can’t even organise the flu jab there’s 80 yr olds who have been given appointments in Dec for it. Thought everyone over 50 was going to have it , when will that be after winter? Had to laugh when they said they’d warned G.P s they might be working 12 hrs a day , good luck in finding them!

Tony
Tony
Reply to  Despondant
2 months ago

Had my flu jab weeks ago

John
John
2 months ago

A classic comment I read on the Daily mail Website yesterday.
People are unable to see their Doctor, because they are not letting patients see them
It is all done by Zoom at present.
So the person wrote when they are doing the Vaccines do we have to put our arm through
their letter boxes!
LOL

What a load of Bubbles!
What a load of Bubbles!
2 months ago

Just thought you’d like to know that it says now on the covid uk live map that there has been 793 cases on our very small island. Why aren’t the council doing their highlighted island map to keep us informed to where are the most effected areas are?

John
John
2 months ago

Bet Sausage won’t be having one, but he will be persuading others too!

John Miller
John Miller
2 months ago

Which strain of covid 19 is the vaccine for?,the original one that came out of Wuhan China,or many of the mutated strains such as the one found in mink in Denmark,or is this vaccine “one size fits all”?

White sheep
White sheep
Reply to  John Miller
2 months ago

Good point John, as my Aunty has a Mink muff, I don’t think it came from Denmark, and it is rather old, will have a look next visit.

Tom
Tom
Reply to  John Miller
2 months ago

It is for the best part a ‘one size fits all’ but until they have examined the recent mink mutation it can’t known for sure. The nature of this virus (the way it enters the cells) dictates that it is slow to mutate. The way this vaccine works means it should offer some protection against mutations that are not too dissimilar. The body is used to make the antigens that prepares the body to fight any covid infection. These antigens don’t tend to change with minor mutations. It is also important to note that even if this vaccine does not… Read more »

John
John
2 months ago

If you want to please Boris and Bill go ahead!

Smithy
Smithy
2 months ago

Everyone on here who is slating the vaccine or doesn’t want it please don’t complain when we are either still in lockdowns next year or in restrictions until who knows when. This may be a worry but it’s a way back to some sort of normality or do you all want to live like this forever cos this virus is not going away any time soon

Jan
Jan
2 months ago

Sod That! Unless it’s been tested on an ms patient like myself,for at least 10 years so someone can tell me my daily suffering wont be made even worse…keep it. It’s hasnt .considering the actually death rates are low now and most cases dont get ill anyway a vaccine in this case is just another money maker.espec as its a yearly thing
99%recovery
Hysteria at its finest

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Jan
2 months ago

Does the flu vaccine affect your MS?

Lady Dunstanding
Lady Dunstanding
2 months ago

Pfizer is, or was, a well established and respected company for a hundred and seventy years. It made most of the penicillin carried up the Normandy beaches on D-day. It generally knows it’s stuff and is ranked in the fifties on the Fortune list of 500 American companies doing sort of all right. Here’s my problem, however…. It has taken 100 years to develop and routinely distribute a ‘regular’ ‘flu vaccine, which is only fifty per cent effective, and yet our great saviours are offering, nay proffering, the jab of hope at ninety per cent effectiveness after only six months… Read more »

Pete
Pete
2 months ago

Not for me thx

White sheep
White sheep
Reply to  Pete
2 months ago

Who knows what dreadful effects this could have later, say we catch a simple cold which then reacts with the anti bodies. We need to test this on prisoners, drug dealers, perverts, those seriously ill anyway, the simple, the seriously disabled, those needing full time intensive care, illegal immigrants, and all the troublesome ethnics first, before giving to the fit, working and useful, not useless in society.

For IF given to working fit, normal, British people and it goes wrong, WHO will then keep the growing number of useless and costly?

Dystopian World
Dystopian World
2 months ago

These vaccines been tested on poor innocent animals first.. Injected them with covid and then experiment on them.. Won’t be having it….

Tom
Tom
2 months ago

Seems the stupidity virus is raging throughout the populous. If you are giving the chance to have the vaccine for god sake take it!

Lets get this under control so we can get back to normal.

ink
ink
Reply to  Tom
2 months ago

Like how 200 children where tested with Trovafloxacin in Nigeria for an outbreak of measles, cholera, and bacterial meningitis 50 died and deformities and mental health issues came with it .

Tings that make you go, hmmm
Tings that make you go, hmmm
Reply to  ink
2 months ago

Hard to prove.

ink
ink
Reply to  Tings that make you go, hmmm
2 months ago

Abdullahi v. Pfizer, Inc and Trovafloxacin (Trovan) Controversy. Wikipedia the info is there take a look

Richard
Richard
Reply to  ink
2 months ago

Trovafloxacin was not a vaccine it is an antibacterial drug. 5 died not 50, get your facts right. It was a tragedy that should not have happened. And was an illegal trial. I give you that. As I said, this was for an antibacterial drug. This vaccine works in a completely different way. There are no similarities.

Ivy searle
Ivy searle
2 months ago

The reason the under 18’s are not given this, is, should it go badly wrong, then the world has young breeding to stock to re-populate the planet as those who did take such are gone.

Northern Glum
Northern Glum
Reply to  Ivy searle
2 months ago

They will have to put their phones and fake nails on the back burner if the world relies on them to move forward.

Good point, and I wonder how many ‘top’ people will take this?

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  Ivy searle
1 month ago

What utter tosh! You believe we will be forced to breed?! What planet are you on?

YIGAF
YIGAF
2 months ago

I’m 70 next year and my wife is 77 at the moment. Both of us have had the flu vaccination. We stay safe and go by the guide lines. My wife has COPD and wears a mask when we shop. As soon as we reach the queue for the till she goes back to the car to take the mask off god bless her. As for this covid19 vaccination we will both give it a miss until it’s proved to be 100% safe. My wife has a list of allergies which includes penicillin,morphine,tetanus,amongst it. Unless it’s proved 100% that in… Read more »

Northern Glum
Northern Glum
Reply to  YIGAF
2 months ago

 So long as most as they will, take the vaccine, then the rest of us, will be safer, for IF it cuts numbers of cases, then we will be less likely to catch it, as from whom?

Northern Glum
Northern Glum
Reply to  Northern Glum
2 months ago

Similar to if we have only a few criminals abounding, then we don’t need vicious guard dogs as chances are we wont’ be robbed, especially if those vicious dogs could turn and potentially harm us.

Tony
Tony
2 months ago

Whatever……

Finger on the Pulse
Finger on the Pulse
2 months ago

To add the the “Where are the positive cases on the island” There are at least 5, yes 5, confirmed cases from the Ventnor in the last week, who should all be isolating, but 1 of them was seen wandering the town yesterday (12/11/20)

Why aren’t we being told about this….. ?

Chris
Chris
2 months ago

All the people who haven’t had the vaccine will be first to moan when they get it, O is the holiday makers stop the ferry’s I am ok joe it’s the governments fault .we should all have the jab kill the virus

Mr justice
Mr justice
2 months ago

So the royals, government and the rich said they are willing to wait their turn to take the vax! Lol ,what does that tell you sheeple.peasents first!. Lol

Richard
Richard
Reply to  Mr justice
2 months ago

Whilst you lay in a hospital bed on a ventilator wondering if you’ll live think about me. Covid free with my vaccine for protection and getting my life back to normal.

Mr justice
Mr justice
Reply to  Richard
2 months ago

Lol. let’s wait and see then shall we! I had pneumonia in Jan, have a low iminue system, a breathing condition. I don’t wear a muzzle cause I find it hard to breath. Am I scared? No! Scared of the life they are trying to create for us. A life for sheep like you,but not for me,rather be dead!

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