Parents will be able to sign up for jabs for their five to 11 year-olds within weeks amid a rise in Covid infections. MailOnline has more.
It comes after the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised last month that healthy children in this age range should be offered a vaccine on a “non-urgent” basis.
The rollout, which is expected next month, will involve a special ‘paediatric formulation’ for young children, who will receive a lower dose of the vaccine, and be given two jabs 12 weeks apart.
Among at-risk children, who already receive the jab, adverse reactions are extremely rare. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said “it is a very safe vaccine”.
HART has done a useful summary of the 28 child deaths reported to the U.S. vaccine adverse event reporting system (VAERS), which (even leaving to one side serious injuries) would raise questions about how safe the vaccines are for young people, particularly given the statistically zero risk to young children from COVID-19.