Public Health England’s Susan Hopkins said 70% of adults in the UK should be able to get their second Covid-19 vaccination by July 19
When asked what it takes to ease coronavirus restrictions, she told the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show, “What I’d love to see is anyone over 40 had the option to get a double vaccination.
“And just as many people over 30 have the opportunity to be vaccinated twice.
“We know that two doses of vaccine really protect against hospitalization, about 94% overall and 92% for AstraZeneca and 96% for Pfizer.
“Overall, it would be really good if so many people got two doses of vaccine.”
She added, “We should be able to hit the 70% figure with two doses by July 19th.”
Britain sees “the impact of vaccination,” said the strategic director for Covid-19 at Public Health England (PHE).
Dr. Susan Hopkins said, “We are definitely seeing some signs in some areas where cases are slowing down, Bolton for example has definitely reversed, Blackburn and Darwen have stabilized.
“But there are other parts of the country, especially in some parts of the North East, in some parts of London, that are still rising pretty fast.
“So I think this isn’t doing the same thing across the country and we see ups and downs when people go out and get tested and I think we see the effects of vaccination and that’s good news.
“The extra time to vaccinate more people and get two doses of vaccine on as many people as possible will hopefully mean that what we are seeing on this wave no longer looks like the previous waves that we’ve seen in this country. “