“Some people have misinterpreted the guidelines of the vaccine. The fact is that it is a research-based recommendation that people over 60 years of age should not be vaccinated. The clinical trial of vaccine was held on people from 18 to 60 years of age; so as per protocols, people of the same age group should be vaccinated. It does not mean that the vaccine is not safe for people of over 60 years of age. They can be vaccinated once the company releases data regarding clinical trial on them,” NHS ministry’s spokesperson Sajid Shah stated whereas speaking to Daybreak.
“However, it needs to be understood that the vaccine is only being administered to frontline healthcare workers — who generally retire at the age of 60 from public sector hospitals and the same protocol is being used for private hospitals. People over 65 years of age will be vaccinated in the second phase for which even registration of such people has not yet started,” Mr Shah stated.
The rules of Sinopharm, accessible with Daybreak, state that individuals over 60 years of age, those that take a excessive dose of steroid, present process most cancers remedy, obtained Corona plasma, fever, AIDS, lactating moms and pregnant girls shouldn’t be vaccinated.
Over 1,500 new Covid-19 instances, 31 deaths reported
Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Well being Dr Faisal Sultan, whereas speaking to media individuals, stated a dialogue was occurring that Sinopharm’s vaccine was not protected for the folks over 60 years of age. “Since people over 60 years of age were hardly vaccinated during the clinical trial, it was decided not to vaccinate them. There is nothing unusual in it and such people will be allowed to get vaccine once the company issues data regarding people of higher age group. However, there is no age limit for AstraZeneca’s vaccine which will be administered to the people over 60 years of age,” he stated.
China has donated half one million doses of Sinopharm that are being administered to frontline healthcare employees. Furthermore, Covax, a global alliance, has introduced giving 17 million free doses of AstraZeneca until June this 12 months and its provide will begin within the third week of this month.
In keeping with information of the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), as many as 1,508 Covid-19 instances and 31 deaths have been reported over the past 24 hours. Whereas 277 ventilators have been occupied throughout the nation on Thursday, the variety of lively instances reached 32,889.