Hi everyone, Just a final reminder to all to complete the Government consultation to amend the medical regulations before midnight tonight:
I've copied some responses for you to edit/use: 1. Temporary authorisation of the supply of unlicensed products Vaccines take years to be developed and licensed for good reason. Any long term effects of the vaccine will not be known. Even licensed vaccines have been known to cause major harm (Swine flu vaccines causing narcolepsy) and compensation had to be paid out those affected. The risk/benefit is far too high to give temporary authorization. 2. Civil liability and immunity The long term effects of any fast tracked vaccine will not be known, so people will not be aware of the full extent of the risks. You state it isn’t fair to expect the pharmaceutical company to accept liability. Neither is it fair to expect people to unwittingly endanger their health. No company should be exempt from liability. To absolve the pharmaceutical companies of some of their liabilities will create a moral hazard. The vaccine damage payment scheme shows that vaccines are proven to cause damage in people https://www.gov.uk/vaccine-damage-payment The liability protections given to vaccine manufacturers must be rescinded if they want to gain any level of trust that their vaccines are seen to be safe. 3. Expansion to the workforce eligible to administer vaccinations This is a dilution of responsibility and another safety breach. If the vaccine is fast tracked and unlicensed, it is surely at more risk of causing an adverse reaction in individuals, especially when looking at the statistics of who suffers the more extreme effects of the virus – only a fraction of less than 1% and it’s usually those with co-morbidities and/or of old age. Anyone administering this must have the knowledge and skills, and be in the correct environment to deal with the most adverse possible side effects immediately. This is tantamount to allowing members of the public to murder or cause injury to other members of the public without any consequence. 4. Vaccine promotion A vaccine where the long term effects are unknown and is unlicensed, be promoted as a positive health choice? Assuming there will be promotion of the benefits of this vaccine, there is also the responsibility of equal advertising of the unknown risks, both short and long term. INFORMED CONSENT is paramount. Make the vaccine insert easily accessible Promote risks (including the fact that the full risks are unknown) with equal weighting. There is a flu vaccine and people still get the flu and people also get ill from the shedding of the flu vaccine. Vaccine promotion would need to be balanced and show that there are risks to getting a vaccine. 5. Provisions for wholesale dealing of vaccines There is no need to change the existing provisions, any excess vaccine can be sent back to the wholesaler to distribute. Providers can order sufficient supplies for their local area.