Coronavirus-UK: Blockade of vaccinations in healthy children 12 to 15 years of age

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THE British Vaccine Minister Nadim Zahawi said today that a decision had not yet been made on whether to be vaccinated against Covid-19 healthy children aged 12 to 15 years, following information that their vaccination may begin in the coming days.

The British Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) refused yesterday, Friday, to recommend vaccinations of children of this age group, adopting a cautious approach due to a rare risk of heart inflammation.

The government is consulting medical advisers on broader issues, such as the impact of the pandemic on schools, and may still give the green light for wider vaccination of this age group.

Some newspapers report that ministers are convinced that top medical officials will quickly support the vaccination of healthy children aged 12 to 15, but Zahawi said the government would not prejudge the decision.

“No decision will be made until we hear from the top medical officials,” Zahawi told the BBC.

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