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Some 12-year olds to be offered third Covid-19 jab, Welsh Gov says

01 Sep 2021 2 minutes Read
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Some 12-year-olds will be offered a third Covid-19 jab, the Welsh Government has announced.

The Health Minister Eluned Morgan says it will be offered to individuals aged 12 and over who were severely immunosuppressed at the time of either, or both, of their first two vaccine doses.

The Welsh Government is following the advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to do so.

The advice has been given because some immunosuppressed individuals may not produce a full immune response to the Covid vaccine.

In a written statement, Eluned Morgan said: “Today, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have advised that a third COVID-19 vaccine primary dose be offered to individuals, aged 12 years and over, who were severely immunosuppressed at the time of either, or both, of their first two vaccine doses.

“This is because some individuals who are severely immunosuppressed due to underlying health conditions or certain medical treatments may not produce a full immune response to COVID-19 vaccination.

“These individuals need additional protection and I welcome this advice. The JCVI advice details the groups who will be eligible and our NHS in Wales will work quickly to identify eligible individuals who will be contacted by their Health Boards.

“The decision on the timing of the third dose will be important for some patients, and will be determined by their specialist clinicians. Their appointment will be at an appropriate time during their treatment plan.

“There is no need for patients to contact their health board or clinicians to check eligibility. Work will begin immediately to identify and plan for patients to be vaccinated and communications from Health Boards will follow as soon as practicable.

“The COVID-19 vaccine continues to be the best way to prevent serious illness and the spread of the virus. Anyone who has not had their vaccine yet is urged to take-up their primary dose offer before we move to begin the booster campaign.”

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Chris
Chris
25 days ago

How many vaccines to become immune? We gonna stop at 100 or just start weekly jabs until humanity wipes itself out?
Surely after 2 shots and a booster you should be completely immune. Oh unless there’s another varient of Covid on the way like Alpha, Charlie, X-Ray or Zulu.

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
25 days ago
Reply to  Chris

The virus keeps evolving, the emergence of numerous new variants over the last couple of years shows that. So im afraid it’s possible we may always need vaccines for it in the same way we now have annual flu jabs

Chris
Chris
25 days ago
Reply to  Leigh Richards

Not aware of most people needing flu jabs? Only usually for people with low Immunity levels, we don’t vaccinate everyone just incase do we? This is a massive propaganda drive and people are just accepting information at face value without any thought, cross examination or free thinking ability, but it must be real the government said so, and them and the media who they control never lie do they.

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
25 days ago
Reply to  Chris

Well we would seek to vaccinate everyone with the flu jab if we were all at risk of serious illness or death from the flu. Alas we are all vulnerable to serious illness or death from covid 19 so we can expect to be offered a vaccine against it for as long as it continues to circulate

Chris
Chris
25 days ago
Reply to  Leigh Richards

But you’ve yet to put up a credible argument, just stating not true statistics from the news and saying the same fear mongering lines from the papers. If we all started having Flu vaccines I’d imagine just like Anti Biotics we’d weaken or Immunity and there effectiveness threw unessacery overuse. And we’re not all vulnerable to Covid at all or you wouldn’t be able to have it without knowing you’ve had it, you know no symptoms. Far more risk to health from cancelled appointments, some people have real health issues not just hypercondriacts.

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
25 days ago
Reply to  Chris

The statistics ive quoted are from health services themselves – or are they part of the grand conspiracy you seem to think exists too 🤣. To repeat : statistically the vaccines are as safe as other vaccines we currently receive and it is only because 70 percent of people in Wales have been double vaccinated that we have been able to open up society again and return to near normality. The surge in young unvaccinated people in welsh hospitals attests to the fact we are all vulnerable to covid 19 – and we are all capable of spreading the killer… Read more »

Chris
Chris
25 days ago
Reply to  Leigh Richards

If you want to be a sheep and test subject that’s fine I’d much rather it was in your bloodstream than mine, blindly following what doctors say isn’t exactly intelligent either there payed to peddle medication look at opioid use and addiction. Also wasn’t long ago doctors we’re experimenting on innocent civilians for twisted forms of science, and you people who feel you have the right to stop people living there lives as individual living beings with free thought, have a very dangerous facist ideology similar to the one Nazi Germany used to suppress, isolate and exterminate parts of society… Read more »

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
25 days ago
Reply to  Chris

Covid denying anti vaxxers likening doctors and nurses to nazis and calling for them to be hanged has been one of the most disgusting features of these deranged flat earthers conduct ☹️https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/covid-vaccine-doctors-hanging-shemirani-police-b1890636.html%3famp

Chris
Chris
24 days ago
Reply to  Leigh Richards

Never agreed anyone should be hanged irrelevant comment don’t even kill insects so you know whatever 👍 and writing the same thing over and over “anti vaxxer” shows you have no credible argument your just on a bandwagon, like I said define anti vaxxer to someone who’s had every vaccination except the one they rushed out and can’t prove I need, so hardly anti vaccination just anti propaganda

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
24 days ago
Reply to  Chris

There is of course no reasoning with flat earther covid deniers but thankfully, as the very high take up of the vaccines in wales shows, people have not been taken in by their deranged conspiracy theories and we are on our way to returning to normality.

Chris
Chris
24 days ago
Reply to  Leigh Richards

Where’s the flat earth bit come in 😂 so if you don’t trust something or ask questions your a conspiracy theorist? Wow okay shows how poor your arguments are. And normality never should have left but facist lockdown rules took over and it’s because people like you are overly obedient to orders and false instruction.

David Russell
David Russell
25 days ago

It is illegal under the Nuremberg laws to force anyone to take something against their will. No caring parent will allow these experimental drugs to be trialled on their young children. So wake up folks, stand your ground and tell these tyrants to —- off.

Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
25 days ago
Reply to  David Russell

The covid 19 vaccines are statistically as safe as all the other vaccines we receive. While youre obviously unaware the ‘nuremberg code’ doesnt apply once a medical treatment has been approved for use

Chris
Chris
24 days ago
Reply to  Leigh Richards

Your insane it’s scary how brainwashed and hostile you are to people who have opinions that differ, how about post your own stuff and stop harassing people with mediocre copied replies and facist propaganda.

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