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14 things you need to know about the Pfizer vaccine
The Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been approved for widespread use in the UK.
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Concerned About How Quickly The Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine Has Been Developed? Read This
Before now, a vaccine has never been developed and approved for public use in under four years.The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has smashed that record. It was announced on Wednesday morning it would be rolled out in the UK next week after just a few months of research and development.While the news is undoubtedly welcome and paves the way for a path out of the coronavirus pandemic, concerns about safety have been simmering in public throughout the year.“I think the concern is quite understandable in some ways,” UCL medicine cell biologist Dr Jennifer Rohn told HuffPost UK. “Usually it takes 10 years and this time it’s taken 10 months, so of course people are going to wonder if any shortcuts have been taken.”It’s undeniable that coronavirus vaccines have been developed with unprecedented speed. The previous record was four years, when the mumps vaccine was distributed in the 1960s.Have there been any shortcuts?In short, the answer is no. Rather than the result of shortcuts or the loosening of safety standards, the speed with which Covid vaccines have been developed is due to the phenomenal money and effort thrown at the problem – the UK government alone has spent £6bn in total to develop and procure them.Even though some phases of the clinical trial process have run in parallel rather than one after another, the safety checks have still been the same as they would for any new medicine.The trials take place in three sequential stages – also known as phases. The research will show whether a vaccine generates antibodies but also protects people from disease. They will also identify any safety issues.Once the trials are complete, the information gathered by researchers is sent to regulators for review.This is thoroughly analysed by clinicians and scientists before being approved for widespread use. Then, after approval from regulators, people can start to receive the vaccine.How have the regulators acted so quickly?Regulators have been carrying out “rolling reviews”, which means that instead of going through reams of information at the conclusion of the trials, they have been given access to the data as the scientists work.A rolling review of the vaccine data started several months ago, PA Media reports.This means regulators can start to look at scientific data earlier than they traditionally would do, which in turn means the approval process can be sped up.Regulators sometimes have thousands of pages of information to go over with a fine-tooth comb – which understandably takes time.Once all the data available on the vaccine is submitted, MHRA experts will carefully and scientifically review the safety, quality and effectiveness data – how it protects people from Covid-19 and the level of protection it provides.After this has been done, advice is sought from the government’s independent advisory body, the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM).How can it be ready next week if it’s only just been approved?Pharmaceutical companies have already started manufacturing their vaccines so a stockpile would be available if they passed trials and gained approvalUsually large-scale production and distribution begins only after regulatory approval.But in the case of Covid-19 vaccines, pharmaceutical firms have begun manufacturing before final approval had been granted – taking on the risk that they may be forced to scrap their work.Has the vaccine been developed from scratch?Again, the answer is no.“There’s been an enormous amount of groundwork on these prototypes so we were quick off the mark from a research point of view,” says Rohn. “The actual trials are taking a long time and that’s where nothing is being compromised.“No reputable regulatory body will approve this without a completed and successful series of clinical trials.”What about possible long-term side effects?While the immediate need for the vaccine does mean the longer term effects of the vaccine cannot be known just yet, it’s incredibly unlikely that there will be some mysterious and damaging side-effect that only becomes apparent later on.Former chief scientific adviser, Sir Mark Walport, said earlier this month that from a “long history” there was “no reason” to expect that a new coronavirus vaccine would have long-term side effects.He added: “If there are going to be side effects, there are the immediate ones.”These of course would have been picked up in trials already conducted. In most clinical trials, any safety issues are usually identified in the first two to three months – a period which has already lapsed for most vaccine frontrunners.Rohn said: “We know a lot about vaccines and what we’re seeing in the trials is exactly what we expect to see – a robust immune response, we’re seeing antibodies and T cells. Nothing that’s going in is incredibly earth-shattering – it’s RNA and protein.”Related... When Will You Get The Covid Vaccine? The Full Priority List 5 Things An Actual Scientist Wants Anti-Vaxxers To Know About Covid Vaccines Pfizer/BioNTech Coronavirus Vaccine Approved For UK Use And Available Next Week Here's How The Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine Will Be Rolled Out And Who Will Get It First
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When Will You Get The Covid-19 Vaccine? The Full Priority List
Health workers and the over-80s are among the first in line for the newly-approved Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine after the UK’s immunisation watchdog unveiled its priority list.With rollout in the NHS due to start as early as next week, the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) announced the long-awaited list on Wednesday.Age and occupation are the key factors aimed at the fastest delivery and better uptake among those at most risk of the virus.The UK has already ordered 40 million doses of the free jab - enough to vaccinate 20 million people, or a third of the population.The JCVI says its ranking of priorities is a “combination of clinical risk stratification and an age-based approach, which should optimise both targeting and deliverability”.Here is its new priority list:1 Older adults resident in a care home and care home workers2 All those 80 years of age and over. Front line health and social care workers3 All those 75 years of age and over4 All those 70 years of age and over5 All those 65 years of age and over6 High-risk adults under 65 years of age7 Moderate-risk adults under 65 years of age8 All those 60 years of age and over9 All those 55 years of age and over10 All those 50 years of age and over11 The rest of the population (priority to be determined).Given the need to have two weeks between each of its two doses, and its four week effectiveness overall, it will be early January before anyone in the UK can claim to benefit from a working vaccine.The NHS has a programme to roll it out successively to different groups stretching through the spring and into summer 2021.The specific nature of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine means that it will have to be deployed first in hospitals that can keep it at the required minus 80C temperature.The vaccine also becomes unstable when moved around and NHS officials are working on just how it can be delivered to GPs’ surgeries and other destinations for further rollout.The UK has bought 40 million doses of the Pfizer/BionNTech vaccine but has several other vaccines on order too.This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Follow HuffPost UK on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.Related... Pfizer/BioNTech Coronavirus Vaccine Approved For UK Use And Available Next Week Tier 3 Residents Could Visit Pubs And Meet More Friends If They Test Negative For Covid Tory MPs Claim Vaccine Passports Would Amount To 'Discrimination'
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Matt Hancock Agrees To Have Covid-19 Vaccine With Piers Morgan Live On Good Morning Britain
Matt Hancock has agreed to join Piers Morgan in being vaccinated against Covid-19 live on Good Morning Britain.The health secretary made the promise during an appearance on the ITV morning show on Wednesday, the same day the UK became the first Western country to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine.Studies have shown the jab to be 95% effective and works in all age groups. No safety concerns arose from clinical trials.Addressing concerns that some people have around the safety of the vaccine, Piers told the MP: “I would take it live on air. I don’t care, I just feel like it’s really important if we are going to get through this that enough people take it.”The health secretary replied: “I’ll take it with you Piers. I think you have to show leadership in these things.”Piers added: “I’m serious, I’ll come to where you are, any time next week, if we can do this and let’s do it together live on air. It would be powerful. It would send the right message, If you take it, I take it, Susanna [Reid] takes it,  Dr Hilary takes it. I think it will have an impact.”The MP then reminded Piers that there would be a delay in them getting the vaccine as other priority groups would be vaccinated first.“We would have to get that approved, because of course there is a prioritisation according to clinical need and thankfully as a healthy middle-aged man you are not at the top of the prioritisation but if we can get it approved… I’m up for doing that,” he said.“Once the MRHA have approved a vaccine, they only do it when it’s safe. If that can help anybody else, persuade anybody else to take the vaccine, then I think it’s worth it.”Some 40 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have been secured for the UK in total, with 10 millio due in the country by the end of the year.People will need two doses, meaning enough has been bought for 20m Brits.They will have to come to Britain from the company’s distribution centre in Belgium, and need to be stored at minus 70C.Help is on its way. The MHRA has formally authorised the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19. The NHS stands ready to start vaccinating early next week. The UK is the first country in the world to have a clinically approved vaccine for supply.— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) December 2, 2020On Wednesday, Hancock tweeted: “Help is on its way. The [Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)] has formally authorised the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19.“The NHS stands ready to start vaccinating early next week. The UK is the first country in the world to have a clinically approved vaccine for supply.”READ MORE: Here's How The Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine Will Be Rolled Out And Who Will Get It First Matt Hancock Close To Tears As He Reveals Death In Family From Covid-19 Piers Morgan And Michael Gove Clash Over 'Substantial Meal' Definition In Latest Scotch Egg Row
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