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Will the Oxford vaccine be available privately?

AstraZeneca Oxford Vaccine

The Government has placed a very large order with the Oxford vaccine group / AstraZeneca, but will it be available privately? The UK government has placed an order for 100 million doses. To put that number into perspective, orders of 10 million doses and five million doses have been placed with Pfizer and Moderna respectively. …read more

What will it be like at Christmas this year?

Lockdown Christmas

The global pandemic has made it very difficult to see friends and family from outside of our households and bubbles. With the festive season just weeks away, many people are wondering what Christmas 2020 is going to be like. The government is reportedly considering a temporary easing of restrictions for a week over Christmas, however, …read more

Is the Moderna vaccine available privately in the UK?

Moderna Vaccine

Currently, the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 is still undergoing testing, however, early studies are looking promising with a reported 94.5% effectiveness. See press release. The study still has not been reviewed by outside experts, so is in a similar potion to the Pfizer vaccine which recently reported a slightly lower 90% effectiveness. Moderna started their …read more

Can I still go on Holiday abroad during lockdown?

Can I still go on Holiday abroad during lockdown?

While the answer may seem obvious, a more relaxed lockdown has caused people to question whether they can travel, or even go on holiday abroad during the lockdown. While the government rules clearly state ‘no unessential travel’, lack of enforcement, combined with some chicanery by the airlines has meant that most air travel still taking …read more

Emirates Passengers Pre-Travel PCR Test

Emirates PCR

Emirates passengers travelling to the UAE and several other destinations may need to book a private PCR test and get a Fit-to-Fly certificate before being allowed into the country. Where can I get a test? Tests can be booked at clinic locations across the country. Click here to book a test. How long do the …read more

Will the Pfizer vaccine be available privately in the UK?

Pfizer Vaccine

Who will be first to get the Pfizer vaccine and will it be available privately? The UK government has already ordered 10 million doses of Pfizer/BioNtech’s vaccine. As two doses are needed, that’s enough to treat 5 million people. The most vulnerable people will be the first to have access to the vaccine. A previously …read more

New Digital Pandemic Travel Advice Portal

Covid-19 Travel Map Portal

Advice for flying from the UK VIVO Clinic launches a comprehensive Covid-19 travel advice and information portal for UK travellers. If you’re planning a trip abroad during the Coronavirus pandemic, the rules and restrictions are ever-evolving and can be difficult to keep up with. As one of the UK’s leading providers of PCR tests for …read more

Expanded PCR Travel Testing Capacity in Birmingham

Birmingham PCR Map

Due to an increase in demand, we have taken several measures to increase our PCR travel testing in Birmingham, including: Moving to larger premises Hiring new team members Increasing our opening hours Our new address is VIVO Clinic (based inside the Team Prevent building) 146 Hagley Road Birmingham B16 9NX We understand that Birmingham the …read more

Coronavirus Silver Linings : Part 3

Zoom Call

Back by popular demand. Here are a couple more good things that occurred, not just in spite of, but because of these testing times. We have had more time to spend with our families Is this supposed to be in the good things that happened during COVID-19? Are you sure? Are you really sure? Okay, …read more

How does vaccine testing work?

Vaccine Development

As mentioned previously, vaccines have to go through a variety of different testing stages before being certified as ready for the general public. The standard for testing new vaccines is one of the most robust in the medical field because vaccines are one of only a few treatments given to people who are otherwise healthy. …read more