Jabs in over-75s ‘cannot halt the spread of virus'
Sunday People|January 10, 2021
VACCINATING the elderly will do little to stop the spread of the virus, say some scientists.
Nigel Nelson

That’s because while over-75s are most likely to die from the disease, they are also least likely to catch it.

Three-quarters of those in intensive care are now aged under 75.

Care home residents and staff, NHS workers and the over-70s are the top priority for receiving one of three vaccines now approved.

But Prof Christina Pagel of University College London said: “Over-75s are not the main spreaders so vaccinating will have an impact on death but not transmission.”

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