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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL5271, tabled on 10 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the COVID-19 vaccination programme to all 5 to 11 year olds.

Answered on

19 January 2022

On 22 December 2021, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation advised that children aged five to 11 years old in a clinical risk group, or who are a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed, should be offered two 10 microgram doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine with an interval of eight weeks between the first and second doses. Further advice and assessment regarding COVID-19 vaccination for other five to 11 year olds will be issued in due course following consideration of additional data.