The outbreak is at its most critical as the number of new cases diagnosed and deaths from the disease hit a record high for several days.
The fight against the epidemic has become a race of life and death between vaccination and infection.
Chinese students said: I successfully received the first dose of new crown vaccine
Under the UK’s new crown vaccination policy, priority is given to three groups of people who are at risk of infection or who are at risk of becoming seriously ill:
People aged 80 and above;
Residents and staff of nursing homes;
High-risk front-line medical staff.
On Friday, Property Week caught up with Bai, a Chinese student studying for a PhD at King’s College London (KCL) Hospital (KCH), to find out what he felt about getting the vaccine at the London hospital.
According to Bai, the hospital where he studied started the vaccination of the new crown vaccine before Christmas and has now completed the inoculation of front-line medical and nursing people.
Due to the need to contact outpatient and inpatient surgery patients in daily scientific research, Bai was arranged in the second batch of the hospital to receive the vaccination.
The King’s College London (KCL) hospital in the Danish Hill area of southeast London has stepped up vaccination efforts since this week, expanding its vaccination centres from two to three.
Due to the increase of vaccination sites, Bai’s vaccination schedule has been temporarily moved up from next Tuesday to Friday, January 8.
When Bai received the new crown vaccine, he was given a vaccination card that showed he had received the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine, according to the photo.
According to Bai, the three vaccination sites at his hospital are working six days a week, and colleagues around him are training to speed up the hospital’s vaccination process.
The vaccination is voluntary and free in the UK, and Bai, who was notified by the hospital last week that she was eligible for the jab, first had to reply that she was willing to be vaccinated before she could make an appointment.
In the interview, Bai shared his vaccination process.
Overall, it was quick and orderly and responded well.
After arriving at the vaccination center at the scheduled time, the staff will take a temperature test of everyone present and then make an appointment for the second dose of vaccine.
The second dose of Bai’s vaccine was scheduled 10 weeks later because the government has adjusted the interval between the two doses.
He was also told that the NHS would contact him again before the appointment date for the second dose to confirm the location.
The vaccination procedure was similar to a regular flu vaccine, with a simple query, including a history of allergies, close contact with a confirmed patient, and a positive novel coronavirus test in the last four weeks.
Willing to be vaccinated with the new crown vaccine will be reconfirmed.
Wait 15 minutes in the rest area after inoculation to prevent serious adverse reactions.
White students in the rest after 15 minutes on the smooth left.
Bai said that because he does not belong to the real sense of the first line of medical care, has been a relatively late in the hospital to vaccinate a group of staff.
The first line of care at KCH Hospital began the inoculation on December 17.
It is estimated that the hospital should be able to complete the new crown vaccine vaccination for all staff within the next two weeks.
At the end of the interview, Bai also revealed that the ICU of KCH Hospital was working at full capacity.
According to an internal email to all staff on Jan. 8, KCH has more than 400 new crown patients at its Danish Hill campus, and all doctors scheduled to be on leave next week will be called back to work.
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The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to step up vaccination efforts
On Thursday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to speed up the vaccination of the new vaccine to 200,000 people a day within a week, doing everything possible to reach the target of 15 million people at high risk of infection by mid-February.
If the UK can vaccinate 2 million people a week, it will be able to vaccinate priority groups by the end of March, gradually lifting the blockade, the map said.
If you can only vaccinate 1 million per week, it will need to be delayed until the end of June.
A summary of vaccination status by country
The UK Government’s vaccination targets:
Vaccinating around 14 million vulnerable people in the UK who are most at risk of infection or are at risk of severe illness by 15 February;
By the end of this week, more than 1,000 GP surgeries and 223 hospitals across the UK will have started vaccinating.
This means that people everywhere will be able to get vaccinated within a 10-mile radius of where they live;
We aim to vaccinate at least 200,000 people a day by the end of January 15;
By the end of the month, the elderly in nursing homes across the country will be vaccinated;
A full, detailed vaccination schedule will be released on Monday;
The government will introduce a new booking system and encourage every eligible resident to get vaccinated;
Around 80,000 people across the UK have been trained in vaccinations and 18,000 have started working on the frontline. St John Ambulance, the health and emergency service, has recruited 20,000 volunteers to help.
Brigadier Phil Prosser, commander of the Army’s 101st Logistics Brigade, said the 21 rapid response teams could be deployed anywhere in the UK to provide services or assist with vaccination.
Three new crown vaccines have already been approved in the UK
Since December 2020, UK regulators have approved three new crown vaccines — the Pfizer/Biontech, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines.
The UK government has so far secured pre-orders for about 360 million doses of the vaccine through ordering agreements with various vaccine development organisations, including:
100 million doses of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine – have been approved and started in the UK.
40 million doses of Pfizer/Biontech vaccine – already approved in many countries including the UK and starting to be administered in the UK.
60 Million Doses of Novavax Vaccine — Phase III Clinical Trial.
60 Million Dosages of Valneva Vaccine — Preclinical Trial.
60 million doses of GSK/Sanofi Pasteur vaccine — Phase I/II clinical trials.
30 Million Doses of Janssen Vaccine – Phase II Clinical Trial.
17 million doses of the Moderna vaccine — officially approved in the UK today.