Under-12s can only get the Covid jab in the UK if they are classed as clinically vunerable. More guidance is expected to follow.
Mother Alice Columbo told the BBC she made the journey with her daughter, who has Italian citzenship, from Maidstone to Milan to protect the “most precious thing in the world” and she wasn’t taking any chances with the virus.
“I’d rather risk a vaccine we know a fair amount about than take pot luck with a virus about which we know very little.” She told the broadcaster.
“Why would I not give protection to the most precious thing in the world to me, my daughter, rather than run the risk of her turning round to me in five, 10, 15 years’ time, saying ‘Mum, I’ve got heart problems, I’ve got brain problems, I’ve got lung problems, why didn’t you do all you could at the time to protect me’?”