COVID-19: The UK Vaccination Advisory Board does not recommend vaccinations for healthy 12-15 year olds


The UK Vaccination Board is not proposing coronavirus vaccinations for healthy children aged 12-15, but the country’s four chief medical officers will look further into the matter before making a final decision.

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The UK Vaccination Board is not proposing coronavirus vaccinations for healthy children aged 12-15, but the country’s four chief medical officers will look further into the matter before making a final decision.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) concluded that the COVID vaccine should not only be prescribed for health reasons for people in this age group, but urged the government to address “other issues” such as the effects of the virus to consider education.

Following the JCVI’s assessment on Friday, the Department of Health and Welfare (DHSC) announced that the UK’s four senior doctors will provide additional advice on vaccinating young people in this age group.

The chief medical officers will convene a meeting of clinical and public health experts and executives to discuss the matter. They will then advise ministers on whether or not to introduce a universal vaccination program for healthy 12 to 15 year olds. according to the department.

The Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), an independent medicines agency, has approved Pfizer and Moderna vaccinations for people 12 years and older after passing rigorous safety and efficacy tests.

(With contributions from agencies)

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