JCVI advises that a third primary dose should be offered to a small number of individuals aged five years and over with severe immunosuppression. Details on which community pharmacies provide each vaccine are detailed below. Some walk-in appointments may also be available but you should check the relevant Trust’s vaccination web page first. As the school vaccination programme is now complete, 12 to 17 year olds can now receive their vaccinations at any of the Trust vaccination hubs. Details of the clinics available in your area can be viewed via the Trust links below.

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Now Winnie’s family have been given the devastating news the NHS can no longer offer treatment to cure her, only to prolong her life. Her parents are now desperately trying to raise £500,000 to afford CAR-T therapy treatment in Singapore privately and are considering re-mortgaging their home to help cover as much of the cost as they can. This is the same kind of treatment that cured Oscar Saxelby-Lee, the British boy who won the nation’s heart as he battled a rare form of leukaemia following a diagnosis in 2018. Britons raised £500,000 for his life-saving treatment in Singapore which cured him in 2020, and the Impey’s are hoping they to can also count on the public’s generosity. Children aged 12 to 15 years of age, who are in a clinical risk group or those who live with an immunosuppressed person can now also receive a booster dose three months after their second dose. GPs have voted against a radical motion to reduce their surgery hours to between 9am to 5pm, but a shocking third were in support of the idea after a furious debate.

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Blind musician Stevie Wonder has already backed the currently available glasses, using a pair created by company Envision at a disability trade fair in the US back in March. But Dutch scientists are already experimenting on expanding this technology to go further and create a bionic eye. They are working on an brain implant that would use the camera on the glasses to take a picture and transmit it wirelessly to a tiny chip installed on a blind person’s visual cortex. The visual cortex is the part of the brain that translates messages normally received by the eye into images. Using over a thousand tiny electrodes, the chip would translate the image into electrical signals for the brain to process, effectively letting the blind person ‘see’ an object, place, or person. The glasses, which are being developed by a consortium of Dutch institutions, including the Eindhoven University of Technology.

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Impregnating a trans woman would be an even bigger feat, and would require the use of IVF and a C-section, because they do not have a functioning vagina. Dr Narendra Kaushik, who runs a gender reassignment clinic in New Delhi, has said he is ‘very, very optimistic’ he can make a success of the procedure. Manufacturers of the UK’s most commonly used drugs are struggling with a ‘perfect storm’ of rising costs of raw materials and delays of up to 18 months to secure approvals from the medicines regulator. Michael White , from Fleet in Hampshire, lost all four limbs due to a rare inflammatory condition, but was able to shoot some pool and take a sip of ice cold beer thanks to his new robotic limb. He was diagnosed with Behçet’s syndrome and between 2012 and 2017, a condition that causes the immune system to mistakenly attack healthy tissue and affects just 1,000 people in the UK. Although we usually think of vaccines as preventing diseases, the term can also be applied to drugs that harness the power of the immune system to treat them.

The charity Asthma and Lung UK said more than three million people in the UK have lung conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are at risk of attacks or flare-ups. A YouGov poll of 2,000 people in the UK shows 55 per cent reported that their health has suffered in recent months. Updated daily, Frontiers’ curated list of funding opportunities specifically supports researchers and organizations with coronavirus research. Our new research platform, Frontiers in Signal Processing, aims to shape the future of information transmission looking at cutting edge machine learning, radar and image technology.

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