Pregnant women put on UK’s priority Covid vaccine list
The government of the United Kingdom has issued an order to all NHS trusts, to put pregnant women at the top of the priority list for the new Covid-C vaccine. The vaccine is being developed by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), and offers protection against all known strains of the bird flu virus.
The HPA decision to make the vaccine widely available to all pregnant women within the UK, is based on the fact that a large number of pregnant women have been infected with the HPA-1 virus in recent years. The previous HPA-1 vaccine, called Avrid, has been found to be effective in protecting women from the HPA-1 virus, and the HPA has decided that all pregnant women should be offered the new Covid-C vaccine.
The National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom has put pregnant women on the priority Covid vaccine list, as the rise in whooping cough cases among adults is leading to an increase in infections in newborn babies. Health officials in the UK have urged adults to take up the free vaccine, which is offered to all adults born after 1 September, 1969. Health experts have blamed the rise of infections in babies on low vaccination rates among adults. Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial disease.