Vaccines for 12 to 15-year-olds 'set to start in a few weeks'

Vaccinations for students between the ages of 12 and 15 should “start in a few weeks”.

The government is expected to make an announcement this week of the introduction, with a mass program commencing in schools within a fortnight.

According to reports, the rollout will begin on September 22nd.

It is believed that NHS chiefs were briefed on the plans after schools were told to be ready for the roll-out The Observer.

The decision follows a report led by Chris Whitty, along with health ministers from all four nations.

As with other school vaccination programs, parental or guardian consent is obtained.

Proposals for a Covid booster program are also expected to be available on Tuesday, April 14th.

Boris Johnson will announce the government’s winter Covid plan for England next week.

Mr Johnson said, “Thanks to the efforts of the public, the NHS and our phenomenal immunization program, we have reached Step 4 on our roadmap and life has returned to a sense of normal.

“These extraordinary times required necessary but intrusive measures. But I am determined to get rid of any powers that we no longer need because of our immunization protection.

“I will shortly set out the next phase of our Covid response.”

Downing Street has yet to confirm an exact date and time of Mr. Johnson’s address next week.


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