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‘Start investing’: Biden jabs Exxon Mobil for high fuel costs in inflation speech

President Joe Biden slammed Exxon Mobil on Friday for what he described as the oil giant’s greedy reluctance to produce more petroleum, just hours after U.S. economists said inflation in May rose at levels not seen since the early 1980s. Asked by a reporter if his administration has plans to “go after” oil company profits, […]

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More than 1,000 jabs for NHS trusts as monkeypox cases in England double

Monkeypox can be passed on through direct contact during sex, or via clothing, bedding or towels and through coughs and sneezes. The disease is usually mild but can cause severe illness in certain patients. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills and exhaustion. A rash can develop, often beginning on the […]

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EU health agency urges member states to plan for monkeypox jabs

The EU’s infectious-disease agency is to recommend that member states prepare strategies for possible vaccination programmes to counter rising monkeypox cases, amid mounting evidence of community transmission of the disease. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), said in response to questions on Sunday that it would make the recommendation in a risk […]

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Covid booster jabs: Fourth Covid jab now available – how to get one and do you need it?

With Covid-related hospitalisations beginning to rise the Health Secretary said the boosters will be dished out from Monday. They will also be available for care home residents and patients with weak immune systems from next week. Mr Javid said that millions more may be eligible for top-up doses later this year, ahead of the country’s […]

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COVID-19 booster: When fourth jabs could be rolled out to UK public – are you eligible

Health secretary Sajid Javid has suggested, following advice from the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), there could be another roll-out of booster vaccinations in the UK. This booster jab should be available to the wider general public, as opposed to limiting it to just the more vulnerable groups – like next week’s rollout […]

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‘Policy on the hoof!’ Sajid Javid slammed as free flu jabs axed for millions of Britons

NHS England announced to healthcare workers last Wednesday that the limit for the free vaccination would return to pensioner age following this winter’s booster campaign. It said it was following the advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and the Department for Health. Children aged 11-15 were also to be taken off […]

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Free flu jabs for 50-65s SCRAPPED – UK to stop buying vaccines this year

At the time, Health Secretary Sajid Javid commented: “With the nation getting closer to normal life, we must learn to live with COVID-19 alongside other viruses and we’re offering the free flu jab to millions more people to help keep them safe this winter. “The phenomenal scale of the COVID-19 vaccination programme is a clear […]

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Booster jabs prevented over 100,000 hospitalisations in two months

The UK Health Security Agency said 87,300 over-65s would have ended up on wards between December 13 and February 6 were it not for the third jab. Data also shows 14,300 hospitalisations were avoided for those aged 45-64, and 4,000 for 25 to 44-year-olds. Yesterday there were 10,734 Covid patients in hospitals across England, including […]

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Worries as MMR jabs plunge to 10-year low

MORE than one in 10 children is starting school at risk of measles because MMR vaccine uptake in England has dropped to the lowest level in a decade. Source link

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‘Get boosted now!’ Brits to be alerted with messages encouraging Covid jabs on Boxing Day

BRITS ACROSS the country will be reminded by the UK Government to get their COVID-19 booster jab amid the rapid surge in Omicron cases. Read more here Daily Express :: UK Feed