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New advice issued on COVID-19 vaccination of children and young people

July 20, 2021


The new advice comes following a request from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) for guidance relating to a possible extension of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in England.

The JCVI, which advises UK health departments on immunisation, considered all the available evidence relating to vaccinating children and young people under the aged of 18 years.

Children at risk of developing severe COVID-19 disease includes those aged 12 to 15 years old with severe neurodisabilities, Down’s syndrome, immunosuppression and multiple or severe learning disabilities.

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