14 September 2021
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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