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Thousands of people are slated to receive a Covid-19 vaccine this week when Oxford Jab hits the market



Who can get a Covid vaccine?

Any adult in the UK can get one unless doctors advise against it. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding can get the sting when health professionals believe the benefits outweigh the risks.

When will i get it?

The first people to get the bumps are the 22 million most at risk of death from Covid and those who work for the NHS or in nursing homes. If you're not on the priority list, it's unlikely you won't get the sting until much later in the year.

Can i buy it?

The vaccines are provided free of charge by the NHS and cannot be purchased privately in the UK. The NHS will invite people to the vaccine by phone, text or letter.

What if i had covid?

You will still need the vaccine as it is believed that the immunity you get from infection will be short-lived.

Do we have enough vaccines?

We have 530,000 doses of the Oxford vaccine ready, but 100 million have been ordered. By the beginning of April, around 10 million people should have been vaccinated. Boris Johnson has promised that "by Easter … things will get a lot better". Sir Simon Stevens, executive director of the NHS, believes the 22 million people most susceptible to the virus will get a sting by late spring.

How many people have been vaccinated so far?

Almost a million.

Where can i get it?

It will be available in primary care practices, hospitals, and mass vaccination centers in sports venues and conference centers (see graphic on the right).

What bumps are there?

The UK has so far approved two for use – one from Pfizer and BioNTech and the other from the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca. You can't choose which one to get. Both vaccines require two doses.

What is the distance between the cans?

The second Pfizer shot can be given three to 12 weeks after the first and the Oxford vaccine four to 12 weeks later. The government ruled last week that the gap should be 12 weeks, saying that "vaccinating a larger number of people with a single dose will prevent more deaths and hospitalizations than vaccinating a smaller number with two doses".

How effective are the shocks?

Studies have shown that the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is 73 percent effective 22 days after the first dose and increases to 80 percent when the second dose is taken after 12 weeks. Studies show that the Pfizer vaccine is 95 percent effective.

How long does it take for the vaccines to work?

About two weeks.

Does the trick mean I can ignore local restrictions?

No. You are bound by the law until the restrictions are lifted.

Why does the Oxford shock speed up vaccination?

The Oxford Jab is cheaper, costing £ 3 a dose compared to £ 15. It is also made in the UK and does not require storage at extremely low temperatures of -70 ° C, but can be kept in a regular refrigerator.

Are the vaccines safe?

Yes. Both have passed clinical trials and have been tested on thousands of people.

Do the shocks protect against the mutated variant of Covid?

Tests are being done, but early signs suggest that both protect against the latest variant of the virus.

Do children get a bump?

No. Children are not severely affected by Covid-19 and therefore do not receive any bumps.

Should I get vaccinated as a Catholic?

The AstraZeneca vaccine was developed from cell lines derived from the cells of an aborted fetus. However, the Catholic Church said that Catholics may receive the sting in good conscience and have an obligation to protect others.

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