The UK’s Chief Medical Officers (CMO) on Monday decided that a COVID vaccine should be offered to children aged 12 to 15.
Medical advisers said their recommendation to the government was made keeping in mind the “impact of transmission in schools and the impact on education”.
“It’s a useful tool to reduce interference,” he said.
According to the resolution, healthy children should be offered a single dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and start using it “as soon as possible”.
The move means around 3 million children could be eligible for the vaccination, which is expected to be offered in schools.
This completely follows the decision of the Joint Committee for Immunization and Immunization (JCVI) against such use for health reasons, so that the final appeal is in the hands of GMOs after further weighing the implications. In his letter to UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid, the CMO said: “Overall, the UK CMO believes that the potential additional benefit of reducing educational disabilities and consequently reducing public health proposals to those caused by educational disabilities The reduction in immunizations is substantially substantial. Additional benefits. Additional benefits at the individual level of marginal benefits as identified by the JCVI in the vaccination recommendation for this group.
“They therefore recommend for public health reasons that ministers expand the universal immunization proposal with the first dose of the Pfizer/Biontech COVID-19 vaccine for all children and adolescents aged 12-15, which is already in place on existing JCVI councils.” I’m not.” If government ministers accept this advice, the CMO would like JCVI to provide further advice on whether a second dose should be given to children and adolescents aged 12-15 years. accumulated internationally. The CMO said the UK benefited from data from the US, Canada and Israel, which have already offered universal vaccines to 12-15-year-olds and adolescents.
It is now up to the governments of the UK’s four decentralized countries – England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – to accept the recommendations of the four CMOs. If they agree, the kids will be offered a Pfizer/BioNtech jab.
Vaccines will be given in schools and parents’ consent will be sought.
The CMO said the “overall” benefits and harms of reducing disorders, including mental health, are “substantial additional benefits” to expand vaccination to healthy children in this age group.
Your recommendation to give only one dose for a period of time is associated with a very rare risk of so-called myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle. The risk is minimal after one dose of vaccine and slightly higher after two, with 12 to 34 cases per million seconds of vaccination seen.
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