Professor Jonathan Wen-T says I told his 78-year-old mother that she must have the Covid-19 vaccine.
The deputy chief medical officer, who said his mother called him “Johnny,” said he had “great confidence” in the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which approved the pocket from Pfizer and Bayonet Tech. .
The UK has become the first country in the world to move forward with the vaccine, and is expected to arrive in the UK in a matter of hours, paving the way for vaccinations in the following weeks.
Answering questions on the BBC, Professor Van-Tim was asked how he assures homeowners and their families about the safety of the vaccine.
He said: “Look, I fully understand the concerns, so I think there are three ways to deal with this.
“Number one, plain and straightforward, to tell you that I really told my old mother, who is now saying: ‘Mommy, you must have this vaccine, or any vaccines approved by MHRA.’ As soon as they are available. This is really important, because you are at risk. ‘
“So it’s kind of a personal part, if you like. I am very confident in the assessment that MHRA does. “
Prof. Van-Tam warned that even after people were vaccinated, they would not be able to return to normal life immediately.
“Unless we have a proper belief in how the vaccine works and a definite reduction in the incidence of the disease, even if you have a vaccine, you should follow all the rules that apply for a while. We have to keep doing it. ” BBC.
“It’s not like we’re going to keep people waiting forever, but we’ve followed science, we’ve got data that assures us that we can tell people that they can relax in some way and have a fairly high degree of confidence to do that. Is safe.
“It’s a new disease, it’s a new vaccination program. We have to take a step back and look carefully at what is happening to us. What can be unlocked will be unlocked but we have to take it very carefully in the first instance. “
He said it was yet to be decided whether people would be given a vaccination certificate once they were found.
He said, “I don’t think the thinking is fully developed or developed in a place where I can give you any definite information on it.”
“What I can say is that the IT that supports the vaccination program has the whole purpose of making sure we know who is getting it and have a clear handle when they are getting it.”
Prof. Wen-Tam I was asked if, in the long run, every adult in the UK should have the vaccine.
He replied: “Right now, that idea has not gone away.
“I do not rule out this or that.
“What JCVI has done is put out what they see as a one-phase program priority.”
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI), which advises ministers, should make the care home residents and staff a top priority.
Prof. Van-Tam May said that none of these tests intentionally included pregnant women, but there were also women who volunteered to be tested and then became pregnant.
He said producers would follow these women and their children in their early years, adding: “So, from that point of view, this is covered. But, right now, do we have data on pregnant women to understand the use of any of these vaccines in pregnant women? No, we don’t.
“Does JCVI suggest that pregnant women should be vaccinated? No, it’s not, and it’s not a sign that JCVI, or I, have seen a terrible problem.
“This is a clear indication that we do not have data at this time and therefore, before security, always be vigilant, even if there is no problem.
“Still, always before safety.”
Prof. Van-Tam May assured that Santa Claus would be ahead of the queue to get the vaccine, telling the BBC: “Oh, absolutely. JCVI made a very special case for Father Christmas and it will be at the very top of our list. ”
He also appeared on ITV this morning and presenter Philip Schofield asked him if he believed there was anything to do with Bill Gates, conspiracy theorists, anti-war activists and people.
Schofield said: “All these things you see and think are so extraordinary that people believe this nonsense, but what do you say as a scientist?”
Prof. Wen-tam May replied: “You are right, Philip. That’s extraordinary nonsense and I don’t give it any credit, and I don’t give it any airtime. “
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