The BBC have released an article which many will deem as gospel which claims to tell under 30’s everything they need to know about the Covid vaccine. We’ve had a good read of the article and we can reliably inform you that it most certainly does not tell under 30’s, or anyone for that matter what they need to know about the Covid vaccines.
So we felt it was best to take the BBC’s article and add in all the relevant information that they chose to leave out so that anyone under the age of 30, or over 30, is able to make an informed decision about whether or not to have a Covid vaccine.
We have added the relevant information that the BBC left out in italics…
The vaccine rollout is now reaching younger adults.
What do they need to know about getting jabbed?
Who can get a vaccine now?
- In England, people aged 30 and over can book online or by calling 119
- In Scotland, people aged 30 and over are being invited for a vaccination
- In Wales vaccines to everyone aged 18 and over can get a vaccine
- In Northern Ireland, people aged 18 and over can book online or call 0300 200 7813
What vaccine will I get and can I choose?
The UK is using Covid vaccines made by:
- Oxford-AstraZeneca (AZ)
A single-dose jab made by Janssen has also been approved. – this isn’t true. It has been given emergency use authorisation which is quite different from being approved. In October the government made changes to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 to allow the MHRA to grant temporary authorisation of a Covid-19 vaccine in an emergency without needing to wait for the EMA.
A temporary use authorisation is valid for one year only and requires the pharmaceutical companies to complete specific obligations, such as ongoing or new studies. Once comprehensive data on the product have been obtained, standard marketing authorisation can be granted. This means that the manufacturer of the vaccine cannot be held liable for any injury or death that occurs due to their vaccine, unless it was due to a quality control issue.