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Please see below a note on the WHO’s position on occupational vaccines by Ivan Dimov of WHO:
So far COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be efficacious against developing disease, but we don't know yet whether they are going to prevent the person from passing on the infection to others.
On 16th December 2020 WHO and UNICEF issued Guidance on developing a national deployment and vaccination plan for COVID-19 vaccines to help countries develop their plan for COVID-19 vaccine introduction. Table 5.1 provides details about estimating the target populations, including health workers, older people, persons with underlying health conditions, and other targets groups (such as essential workers, social employment groups unable to social distance, border protection staff).
Within countries, national authorities will have discretion on how to use their vaccines based upon their own situation and guidance from national policy making bodies, as well as upon recommendations and advice from the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE), which recently released the following documents:
This is the information on which Government have planned their vaccination program on.
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Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.