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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 75955, tabled on 16 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when young people aged 16 and 17 will be offered a second dose of the covid-19 vaccine.

Answered on

24 November 2021

On 15 November 2021, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised that young people aged 16 to 17 years old who are not in an at-risk group should be offered a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine. The advice states that the second vaccine dose should be given 12 weeks or more following the first vaccine dose. The JCVI’s advice is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-in-children-and-young-people-aged-16-to-17-years-jcvi-statement-november-2021