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Is Your Polio Vaccine Up To Date? There Could Be An Outbreak

People are being urged to ensure their polio vaccines are up to date. People are being urged to ensure their polio vaccines are up to date after an outbreak of the virus was detected in UK sewage samples.Polio, which was officially eradicated in the UK in 2003, can cause paralysis in rare cases and can be life-threatening.The UK Heath Security Agency (UKHSA), working with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency […]

today22 June 2022


Monkeypox Vaccine: Who Will Soon Be Offered A Jab?

Some gay and bisexual men are being offered the monkeypox vaccinePeople who are at highest risk of catching the monkeypox virus will soon be offered a vaccine in an effort to reduce transmission.The UK’s Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has revealed that some men who have sex with men will soon be offered the Imvanex jab – originally designed to treat smallpox – to curb the largest recent outbreak outside of […]

today22 June 2022


Not Got Your Booster Jab Yet? Here’s Why You Definitely Should

Remember these cards?Remember when Covid-19 vaccine cards were all the rage on Instagram and other social media platforms?Smug with inoculation, people couldn’t help but show off the fact they’d been vaxxed and boosted.However, that trend has long declined - most of us have been double jabbed by now. But many haven’t received a subsequent booster. And new research shows a couple of jabs is better than just the original two. You might […]

today1 June 2022 1


Will We All Get A Fourth Covid Jab? And If So, When?

A fourth vaccine dose might be on the cardsA fourth-dose Covid jab might be on the cards for the general population after a UK trial found it increased protection against the virus.The majority of people in the UK received their third vaccine in the winter when the government rolled out the booster programme in response to the huge surge in infections triggered by the Omicron variant.A small category of the […]

today10 May 2022 1


Omicron Less Likely To Trigger Long Covid Than Delta, Data Suggests

Your chances of getting long Covid could be linked to which variant you had.The Omicron variant is less likely to trigger long Covid among double-vaccinated people, according to new data.Omicron caused widespread alarm when it first emerged towards the end of 2021, and pushed the government to roll out the booster vaccine programme quickly.The highly-transmissible variant swept through the UK at speed and quickly became the dominant strain. But, it […]

today6 May 2022