The British government is promoting the program EPI prevent seasonal flu due to concerns about the risk of a second wave of pandemic COVID-19 infections that could overwhelm health services.
According to the announcement of the British Ministry of Health, the program will be launched later this year, with the goal of vaccinating more than 30 million people in the most vulnerable groups such as the elderly, people with pre-existing conditions. background and young children.
Health Minister Matt Hancock said it was the largest influenza vaccination program in Britain’s medical history and will help protect the National Health Service (NHS) as it enters the winter.
Meanwhile, British Government Chief Health Advisor, Chris Whitty, said that vaccination was one of the measures to reduce all preventable risks.
Earlier, health experts in the UK warned that if the government did not act, nearly 120,000 people were at risk dead at the hospital in a wave of epidemic spread COVID-19 Monday.
The British Government is preparing for a situation of the second wave of infection. Since 24/7, England has mandatory wear of facemasks in stores.
In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns against psychology Vaccine is one of the top 10 threats to health.
The results of a survey released earlier this month showed that 16% of British adults would “probably” or “definitely” not get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Speaking on July 24 when visiting a health center in the east of London, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson criticized those who had opposed the vaccine in the context of complicated COVID-19 disease. Current magazine.