Children aged 12-17 unlikely to be offered vaccine in UK. They’re waiting to see what happens to American children.

A decision to vaccinate all 12 to 17-year-old children against Covid is unlikely to be recommended by UK vaccine experts imminently, the BBC has been told.
Certain groups of children may still be offered a Covid jab – but not all.
A statement from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is expected in the coming days.
The government will then make a final decision on whether teenagers will be included in the mass rollout.
Vaccinating all over-18s with a first dose and two-thirds of adults with a second dose by 19 July is the latest target set by the UK government…

The committee may be waiting for more safety data on children who have been vaccinated in other countries, such as the US and Israel, before making its decision.

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