Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021
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England to Give 12- to 15-Year-Olds CCP Virus Vaccines From Next Weekon September 14, 2021 at 3:48 pm

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CCP virus vaccination for 12- to 15-year-olds in England is expected to begin as soon as next week, a minister has confirmed on Tuesday. The UK’s Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Monday accepted the recommendation from the nations’ four chief medical officers (CMOs), who said that the universal offer of one dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination—previously made to 16- and 17-year-olds—should be extended to 12- to 15-year-olds. The UK government’s decision only applies in England. Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland—which make their own health policies—have also announced on Tuesday their plans to vaccinate children aged between 12 and 15 shortly after Javid’s announcement. Most of the young teens will receive their vaccinations in school, with alternative provisions for those who are homeschooled, in secure services, or specialist mental health settings, the Department of Health and Social Care said. Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said the vaccination may start next week as the NHS needs …

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