The United Kingdom’s Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA, short for English) on Tuesday approved the use of immunizations. Kovid-19 Made by Modena for teens ages 12 to 17.
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The British regulator has already approved the use of Pfizer / BioNtech to vaccinate minors, although the UK government has not yet started vaccinating children under the age of 16 without specific risk factors.
In England, 16- and 17-year-olds will be vaccinated from the age of 23 before the start of the next school year.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Health “welcomed” the approval of the modern vaccine regulator, which, from now on, will be guided by the recommendations of a panel of experts advising the government to vaccinate minors under 12 years of age.
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The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI), which makes recommendations to the government, said more data was needed to make a decision on the matter.
In the next few days, the United Kingdom will register approximately 30,000 Kovid-19 cases every 24 hours, while 5,894 will be hospitalized across the country, 882 of whom will have mechanical ventilation.
On 19 July England lifted all restrictions on the prevention of infection, including the use of masks at home, while Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland maintained some of these restrictions.
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