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Vaccination: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 179573, tabled on 12 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to make an announcement on the vaccination timetable for children with underlying health conditions who are not included in the Green Book guidance.

Answered on

15 April 2021

Given the absence of safety and efficacy data on the vaccines in children, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation currently advises that only children at very high risk of exposure and serious illness, such as older children with severe neuro-disabilities in residential care, should be offered vaccination.

Studies into the safety and efficacy of the vaccines in children are ongoing. Any further recommendations on vaccinating children with other underlying conditions will be reviewed after the studies have been completed and the data allows a better assessment of risks and benefits.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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