England to recommend vaccines for 12-15 year-olds

14 September 2021
2021-09-14 10:29

Britain’s chief medical officers said Monday that children aged 12 to 15 should be vaccinated against coronavirus.

England Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said that the age group should be given a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. 

The government has said it's highly likely to follow the recommendation. Other countries - including the United States, Canada, France and Italy - already offer coronavirus vaccines to children 12 and up, but Britain has held off. 

It is currently inoculating people 16 and up, and almost 90% of those eligible have had at least one vaccine dose.

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