Ever since Margaret Keenan of Coventry, England was giving the first coronavirus vaccine in the UK, there was a feeling of hope across the nation. Despite a few mild side effects, people across 50 hospitals have received the vaccine.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) says that there are three groups of people who should not be given the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine. They include:
Children – under the age of 16
They will not be given the vaccine as there’s lack of evidence to show the efficacy of the vaccine on this age group.“There are very limited data on vaccination in adolescents, with no data on vaccination in younger children, at this time.”
“The Committee advises that only those children at very high risk of exposure and serious outcomes, such as older children with neuro disabilities that require residential care, should be offered vaccination.”
According to new guidance pregnant women or women planning a pregnancy should not get a coronavirus vaccine as its potential risks are unknown.
“Given the lack of evidence, JCVI favors a precautionary approach, and does not currently advise Covid-19 vaccination in pregnancy.”
People with Allergies
UK regulators have recently issued a warning after two NHS staff members who were injected with the Coronavirus vaccine suffered an allergic reaction.
Dr. June Raine, MHRA chief, said, “Even last evening we were looking at two case reports of allergic reactions. We know from the very extensive trials that this wasn’t a feature but if we need to strengthen our advice now that we have had this experience in the vulnerable populations, the groups that have been selected as a priority, we get that advice to the field immediately.”