Covid-19 vaccines for healthy children aged 12-15 are not recommended by government vaccination advisors.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) has announced that it will extend the previously limited introduction to more children in this age group with previous illnesses.
However, mass vaccination of children between the ages of 12 and 15 is not recommended.
The program will be expanded from the most vulnerable children to children with chronic severe heart, lung, kidney, liver and neurological disorders.
This means that around 200,000 more children will be invited to be vaccinated.
The decision will be made exactly a week after the Department of Health and Welfare (DHSC) confirmed that preparations have been made to ensure the NHS is ready to offer coronavirus vaccinations to all 12-15 year olds in England from early September .
The department said it wanted to “be ready to hit the ground”.
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