Education Secretary Gavin Williamson stressed that as a parent he would like to be able to choose whether his children get the innoculation.
He said the NHS was ready to send health staff into schools to deliver the jabs.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation on Wednesday recommended that around half a million people who have severely weakened immune systems should be offered a third dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
However, asked if the JCVI should get a “wiggle on” about decisions on booster and jabs for children, Mr Williamson told Sky News: “Speaking as a parent myself, I think parents would find it incredibly reassuring to know that they had a choice as to whether their child would be vaccinated or not.”
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