The Delta strain of the coronavirus is said to be affecting the youth more than anyone else in the upcoming third wave of the coronavirus. It is disturbing but protection is better than suffering later on.
Jabs Offered To England Youth
The prime minister of England announced an extension in the lockdown period on 14 th June. The delay was extended by 4 weeks.
Another news was made available on 15th June that the young people who are settled in England of the age 18 or above will be eligible for getting the vaccination done as soon as possible. This is done in preparation for the third wave with the new strain of coronavirus. Everyone needs to be prepared, or the outbreak can be devastating, taking a lot of lives along with it.
“I expect that by the end of this week, we’ll be able to open up the National Booking Service to all adults aged 18 and above,” said Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England. He told the NHS Confederation conference on 15 June, “By 19 July we aim to have offered perhaps two-thirds of adults across the country double jabs,”
The report from the Public Health Department made sure that the two doses of vaccine that are administered to the public will have an 80% chance of being effective against the new strain of coronavirus.
A Single Dose of Vaccine is Much Less Effective.
To put it in statistical figures it is only going to be 33.2% effective. So it is essential to get both doses of vaccine before the third wave of the outbreak in the country. The public is being made aware of this fact.
The next day, Scotland followed suit, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon declaring her government was “happy to accept” the JCVI’s guidance.
She reassured those responsible for kids aged five to eleven that more details will be provided after preparations were finalised.
Despite calling the JCVI decision “important and welcome news,” Labour’s shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson said the government was treating children as a “afterthought” during the pandemic.
Her statement that “Ministers must immediately ensure all youngsters can obtain the jab to avoid additional disruption to their education” rings true.