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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 70314, tabled on 5 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government’s plans are on offering a second dose of the covid-19 vaccine to children aged 12 to 15.

Answered on

15 November 2021

In their advice to the Secretary of State for Health on 13 September the Chief Medical Officers of the four nations (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) indicated that they would want the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to give a view on whether and what second doses to give to children and young people aged 12 to 15 years. JCVI’s advice can be found here at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-vaccination-of-children-and-young-people-aged-12-to-15-years-against-covid-19/universal-vaccination-of-children-and-young-people-aged-12-to-15-years-against-covid-19

The JCVI continues to review the evidence on COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 12-15 years, including the potential risks and benefits of a second dose, as it becomes available. Any advice will be released through an official statement once the relevant data has been considered. When released this statement will be published on GOV.UK.

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