UK’s most senior vaccine scientist says that “fourth Covid jabs should not be offered until there is evidence they are effective”.

This story was carried today in the Telegraph UK. This is the report. Please read it to get the full picture.

Tuesday morning UK news briefing: ‘We can’t jab world every six months’

Today marks a momentous anniversary for Prof Sir Andrew Pollard, one of the UK’s most senior vaccine scientists. 

A year ago, the first dose of the AstraZeneca jab he helped to develop was injected into the arm of a dialysis patient – marking a pivotal moment in the global fight against the pandemic. 

Twelve months on, almost 60pc of UK adults have received booster doses of a coronavirus vaccine. 

Now Sir Andrew, the head of Britain’s vaccine body, has warned that fourth Covid jabs should not be offered until there is more evidence they are effective, as he said giving boosters to the whole population every six months was “not sustainable”. 

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation chairman said in future “we need to target the vulnerable” rather than giving boosters to all over-12s… 

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