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Coronavirus warning: Five million vaccinated Britons told STRICT rules

Coronavirus warning: Five million vaccinated Britons given STRICT rules

1/24/2021 8:03:00 AM

Coronavirus warning: Five million vaccinated Britons given STRICT rules

THE 5.8 million Britons who have thus far received their first coronavirus vaccine have been urged to continue adhering to lockdown rules by Jonathan Van-Tam , England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

The UK has recorded over 97,000 coronavirus deaths(Image: GETTY)“Despite the speed of the rollout, these are people who will not have the vaccine for a while yet.“Regardless of whether someone has had their vaccination or not, it is vital that everyone follows the national restrictions and public health advice, as protection takes up to 3 weeks to kick in and we don’t yet know the impact of vaccines on transmission.

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“The way to reduce everyone’s risk is to break the chains of transmission and really push down the number of cases.”Thus far the UK has vaccinated a higher proportion of its population than any other country except Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

READ MORE: The UK vaccinated 478,248 people on Saturday(Image: GETTY)TrendingOn Saturday a record 478,248 people received the vaccine.The Government has chosen to prioritise giving as many vulnerable people as possible their first coronavirus jab before they start distributing the second.

Mr Van-Tam defended this policy in his article writing: “Some people are questioning the UK policy of trying to give as many at-risk people as possible the first dose of vaccine in the shortest possible time, inevitably extending the interval before the second dose is given.

“But what none of these (who ask reasonable questions) will tell me is: who on the at-risk list should suffer slower access to their first dose so that someone else who’s already had one dose (and therefore most of the protection) can get a second?The Covid vaccine takes two to three weeks to take effect

(Image: GETTY)“Everyone on the JCVI [Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation] priority list is at risk from this nasty virus, and vaccines just can’t be produced at an unlimited rate.”Thus far the UK has recorded over 97,329 coronavirus deaths, more than any other country in Europe.

Deaths are counted as coronavirus related if they take place within 28 days of a person testing positive for Covid-19.Currently more than 37,000 people are in hospital in the UK suffering from coronavirus. Read more: Daily Express »

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They haven't been vaccinated. You need two doses to be vaccinated.