Chris Whitty confirms 12 to 15 year olds to receive first dose of COVID vaccine

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Published on 13 Sep 2021, 21:45
Jabs for younger kids finally got the go-ahead risking a battle between them and parents over consent.

Children between 12 and 15 will be able to overrule mums and dads and choose whether or not to get vaccinated. But experts said kids faced being bullied and stigmatised in the playground for refusing the jab.

And angry teachers and MPs demanded clearer guidance from PM Boris Johnson and his ministers. More than three million younger teens could start receiving Pfizer doses within days after Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said the “difficult decision” had been made to expand the rollout.

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