Perhaps there is something else out there......I agree and disagree
The way things look like at the moment, with virus mutating at a pretty energetic pace, comparison to annual flu jab is inescapable.
The problem is, covid isn't flu. For one it affects nervous system in ways that we don't fully comprehend yet (interesting podcast on the topic here:
(https://www.npr.org/2021/01/12/956020657/how-covid-19-affects-the-brain) and then there's the 'long covid'.
Secondly there's the question of how long will the immunity last (three months?)
Thirdly, even though we have a flu jab, in season the hospitals are pretty much operating at capacity (at least that's my understanding, feel free to correct me on this). So I assume if the NHS has to account for an annual covid season (on top of flu), we are talking about possible changes to seasonal capacity of hospitals.
Don't get me wrong. Given an option of getting a vaccine or not, I'm there with my sleeve rolled up (even bearing in mind all those efficacy numbers are press releases not peer reviewed studies)
It just may not be an immediate silver bullet everyone is hoping for. I would be happier if there was also something else out there (remember Tamiflu during H1N1? )