THE CONVERSATION: COVID vaccine: children in England turning five will no longer be offered a jab – here’s why that’s bad news

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Period8 Sep 2022

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  • TitleCOVID vaccine: children in England turning five will no longer be offered a jab – here’s why that’s bad news
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date8/09/22
    DescriptionSeveral 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.
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/covid-vaccine-children-in-england-turning-five-will-no-longer-be-offered-a-jab-heres-why-thats-bad-news-190120
    PersonsSheena Cruickshank

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • vaccination
  • child health