Updated Wednesday, May 5, 2021 –
It is being studied whether to modify the vaccines to cope with the new variants or to administera third dose of one of the three already applied against the coronavirus
The United Kingdom to offer everyone over 50 a third injection of the Covid-19 vaccine on prximo otoo, in an attempt to eradicate completely the threat of infection before Christmas, reports Reuters from the newspaper The Times.
The tests for the materialization of this proposal works in two options, supervised by Chris Whitty, medical director of England, according to the aforementioned newspaper.
The first of those options consists of modified vaccines specifically to deal with new variants.
The second consists of a third injection of one of the three versions of the coronavirus vaccines already administered: Pfizer-BioNTech , Oxford-AstraZeneca O Modernadds the British newspaper.
A total of more than 34.6 million people in Britain have received a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to statistics from Boris Johnson’s government.
Britain, which has a population of 67 million, has agreements to more than 510 million doses of eight vaccines Different Covid-19s, some of which are still in development.
Health Minister Matt Hancock declared last week that Britain would buy 60 million more doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine, in an agreement that doubles the supply of the vaccine before a booster program to take place this year.
Britain has now ordered a total of 100 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer, one of three Covid-19 vaccines being applied in the country.
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