Third Dose Of Covid Vaccine Has Been Approved For People With “Severely Suppressed Immune Systems”
People aged 12 and over who have have “severely suppressed immune systems” will be eligible to get a third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, the health secretary has announced.
By Alain Tolhurst @Alain_Tolhurst
The government has approved a third dose of the coronavirus vaccine for the severely immunosuppressed
But Sajid Javid said this is not “the start of the booster programme” for the wider population.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said it is “still deliberating the potential benefits” of offering everyone an extra jab this winter.
Today’s decision is based on evidence showing a significant number of people who are immunosuppressed have lower levels of antibodies after vaccination against Covid-19, and are more likely to be severely ill if they do catch the virus.
The JCVI said studies are ongoing to see how effective a third dose is for those people “but it is very unlikely to cause any harm”, and on balance its view is it “can be safely offered as it may increase their protection”.
It is advising either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is administered as studies have reported an increased immune response in some immunosuppressed people from a third dose of an mRNA vaccine, which the Oxford Astra-Zeneca version isn’t.
So people who are the most at risk are going to be given a gene therapy treatment which will make them less able to protect themselves from the spike-protean destruction unleashed by the Jab.
And I wonder what medical qualifications Sajid Javid has to be able to be so cocksure that this will not kill and injure thousands more unlock souls?