Sunday, April 11, 2021

Almost 32 million Brits given Covid vaccination

Government said on Friday that 545,511 Covid vaccine doses were delivered on April 8, the highest daily total since April 1, while a further...

Vaccine rollout in England prevented 10,400 deaths by end-March: Study

England’s rapid rollout of Covid-19 vaccines prevented over 10,000 deaths of people aged 60 and older by the end of March, according to an...

UK extends visas of frontline health workers, dependents for a year

In a relief to thousands of frontline health workers and their dependents, the government on Friday (April 9) announced an extension of their visas...

Free PPE supply extended until March 2022

The government has decided to extend the provision of supplies of free Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) until March 2022, the NHS confirmed on...

PDA group champions equality and diversity at Covid-19 vaccine event

The newly elected BAME committee of the Pharmacists' Defence Association (PDA) held its first network event and discussed how pharmacists could work together within...

Pharmacy Collect promotional materials set to reach pharmacies  

Community pharmacy contractors who have signed up to provide the NHS community pharmacy Covid-19 lateral flow device distribution service, or Pharmacy Collect, will soon...

PHS launches learning resource to ensure healthcare service for homeless

The Public Health Scotland (PHS) has launched a new learning resource for primary care staff and other frontline workers including community pharmacists to ensure...

MHRA identifies rare side-effect of AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today (April 7) said it has identified a possible side-effect from the Covid-19 vaccine developed by...

NI health minister gets vaccine jab from Ballymena pharmacy

Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann has received his first AstraZeneca vaccine dose last week at a community pharmacy in Ballymena. Swann received his Covid-19...

Moderna Covid vaccine rollout begins in Wales

  The United Kingdom has begun the rollout of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine today (April 7) starting in Carmarthenshire, Wales, health secretary Matt Hancock said. “I’m delighted...