Covid vaccines for children aged 12 to 15 to begin next week

Published on 14 Sep 2021, 14:20
Children in Scotland aged between 12 and 15 will be offered one dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine from Monday.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the move at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.

It comes after the UK’s chief medical officers concluded that vaccination could reduce disruption to education and that it would be justified to do so.

Sturgeon explained that from Monday, September 20, drop-in clinics will be open for any 12 to 15-year-olds who have read the information that will be provided on vaccination.