Coronavirus: Vaccination

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th January 2022.

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Photo of Mike Amesbury Mike Amesbury Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of offering the covid-19 vaccination to primary school-aged children.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

On 22 December 2021, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation advised that children aged five to 11 years old in a clinical risk group or who are a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed, should be offered two 10 microgram doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, with an interval of eight weeks between the first and second doses. Further advice on the potential merits of COVID-19 vaccination for other five to 11 year olds will be issued in due course, following consideration of additional data.

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