Children and young people aged 12-17 from key groups to be offered COVID-19 vaccine Children and young people with certain conditions are to be offered the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, in line with the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), before the majority of schools return on the 16th of August.
The Scottish Government is aiming to ensure first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are given to teenagers in certain groups by the end of August. Two weeks ago, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans to vaccinate some 12-17 year olds, including those with Down’s Syndrome and learning difficulties, or those who are immunosuppressed or live with someone who is.
THE Scottish Government is aiming to ensure first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are given to teenagers in certain groups by the end of August. Two weeks ago, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans to vaccinate some 12-17 year olds, including those with Down's Syndrome and learning difficulties, or those who are immunosuppressed or live with someone who is.
Children and young people aged 12-17 in the island will be offered the Pfizer BioNTech Covid vaccine if they fall into certain criteria. The government has confirmed that the island’s vaccination programme will follow the advice of the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on the subject.
Health bosses in Suffolk have confirmed a handful of specific groups of youngsters aged 12-18 will be offered Covid-19 vaccines from August. Friday’s local outbreak engagement board meeting of health, council and police bosses in Suffolk heard that those aged 12 and upwards with severe neuro disabilities like Down’s Syndrome, children with underlying conditions resulting in immunosuppression – those where the immune system doesn’t function as it should - could receive the jab.
A DOCTOR shut down an LBC caller for questioning whether to have the coronavirus jab as it was "knocked up" too quickly. Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation member Dr Maggie Wearmouth silence LBC caller Stephanie, 32, who has not taken the Covid vaccine. Stephanie told LBC: "They've had to produce something to react to this pandemic very quickly...and it was knocked up very quickly.
GP-led vaccinations sites are having to cancel Covid-19 jabs for 12-15-year-olds after NHS England said they should not yet go ahead due to indemnity concerns. Last week primary care networks (PCNs) were given the green light to vaccinate children aged 12-15 who are deemed at ‘increased risk of serious Covid-19 disease’.
Wales' vaccination programme is now targeting young people as they start to become more independent Young people in Wales about to turn 18 are being invited to have first jabs of the Covid-19 vaccine. Doses are to be offered to those aged from 17 years and 9 months.
THE Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended that children and young people aged 12 to 15 years should be offered a Covid-19 vaccine. Following months of discussion and consideration of evidence, the JCVI recommends that children and young people aged 12 to 15 years with specific underlying health conditions that put them at risk of serious Covid-19 should be offered a vaccination.
The First Minister said she would not 'predict into the future what might or might not happen' Nicola Sturgeon has hinted that she could break ranks with the UK and roll out vaccinations to all secondary school children amid concern from experts that the new term could be a "petri dish" for Covid variants.
Nicola Sturgeon has not ruled out going against the advice of the UK’s leading vaccination experts by potentially extending the Covid-19 jab roll-out to all teenagers. The First Minister’s comments came after one of her closest advisers, Professor Devi Sridhar, said it would be “reckless” to allow Covid-19 to spread in an “uncontrolled epidemic” among teenagers.
Covid vaccinations: Chief Medical officer to seek ‘urgent’ advice on teen jabs before return to school
Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer is to write to vaccines body JCVI this week for advice on teen Covid vaccinations. Speaking at today’s COVID update, Ms Sturgeon said that, as schools in Scotland prepare to return, it’s important to get updated advice on teenage vaccinations as soon as possible.
Panel advises UK health departments on immunisation and has not ruled on children over 12 being jabbed Former Education Minister Peter Weir has said all children aged 12 and over should be offered a coronavirus vaccine in a similar move to the Republic of Ireland. Across the border, the European Medicines Agency has approved both the Pfizer and Moderna jabs for those over 12.
NHS England has instructed GPs to begin delivering Covid vaccines to vulnerable children by 23 August ‘at the latest’. And young people within three months of their 18th birthday should be vaccinated ‘as soon as operationally feasible’. The JCVI last week advised that children aged 12-15 who are deemed at ‘increased risk of serious Covid-19 disease’ should be offered the Pfizer vaccine, alongside those aged 12-17 who are household contacts of an immunosuppressed person and 17-year-olds due to turn 18 within three months.
With Britain now in the midst of another full-blown wave of COVID-19, the benefits from the vaccines may now outweigh the risks for all age groups. The risks posed by the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to young adults in their 20s and 30s may now be outweighed by its benefits, according to the calculus used by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to decide which age groups should get which vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccination rates are sky-high across the UK, with 88 percent of the adult population now the recipient of at least one dose. But as the pandemic continues, when will booster shots be offered? How do booster shots work? Everyone over the age of 18 across the UK is currently eligible to receive two doses of a Covid-19 vaccination.
Tens of thousands of the most vulnerable people across the North West are still at risk from COVID-19, according to the regional lead for the vaccine programme. While 83% of people in JCVI cohort 6 – those aged 16 to 65 with a long term health condition, a learning disability and carers – have received at least one dose of the vaccine, 150,000 eligible people are yet to be vaccinated.
Covid Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon adviser warns of 'wave of infection in young people' without vaccine
Professor Devi Sridhar said the new Delta variant of the virus was a "gamechanger" in terms of infection. A Scottish Government Covid-19 adviser has warned that a "wave of infection of young people" is approaching if under-18s are not vaccinated against the virus. Professor Devi Sridhar of Edinburgh University shared her concerns over the UK's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) concluding there was little benefit in vaccinating young people.