Title COVID vaccine: children in England turning five will no longer be offered a jab – here’s why that’s bad news Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 8/09/22 Description Several countries, including the US and Australia, recommend vaccinating children aged five to 11 against COVID.
The UK was much slower to approve this compared with some other countries and labelled it a “non-urgent offer” when COVID vaccines were made available to this age group in April this year. Children under five in the UK are not yet eligible for COVID vaccination.
The NHS has promoted COVID vaccines for primary school aged children alongside older kids; however, uptake has been low. Only 11% of 5- to 11-year-olds in England have received the first dose.
URL https://theconversation.com/covid-vaccine-children-in-england-turning-five-will-no-longer-be-offered-a-jab-heres-why-thats-bad-news-190120 Persons Sheena Cruickshank
- child health