The British government has asked the British Health Authority to be ready to launch mass vaccination of the Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 12-15 from September, if experts give the green light.
|He gave the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine to all 16 – 17 year olds. Photo: AFP|
Previously, the UK gave the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine to all 16 – 17 year olds and some children aged 12 – 15 years old with sub-normal health conditions and immunocompromised. .
The UK does not race to mass vaccinate children under 16 years of age with the Covid-19 vaccine like many other countries. For example, the White House recently said that half of children aged 12 to 17 in the US have received at least the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Reports indicate that children with Covid-19 have mild or no symptoms of the disease, but are still able to spread the virus.
“We need to be ready to get vaccinated as soon as possible,” said the Department of Health, if the Government’s immunization advisers were to support expanding vaccinations to all children aged 12 and over. – 15 years old.
The UK Government’s immunization advisers are still weighing the pros and cons of expanding childhood immunization.
However, the UK’s health regulators have assessed two lines of anti-Covid-19 vaccines of the alliance Pfizer – BioNTech and pharmaceutical company Moderna as safe and effective for children aged 12 – 17 years.
The NHS will begin contracting with suppliers to recruit and train staff to vaccinate children, in order to build vaccination teams and ensure them, the Department of Health said. ready to deploy tasks at schools from the beginning of September.
In addition, the Covid-19 vaccination for children will be done after obtaining the consent of the child’s parents or guardians.
Government Brother Currently, there is no Covid-19 vaccine for all children aged 12-15 years. Still at Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, cThe administrative agencies are empowered here to apply health policy in their own right.