The British government is about to start the process of vaccination for children 12-15 years old to protect against the corona virus. The British government said on Saturday it was preparing to vaccinate children between the ages of 12 and 15 against the coronavirus, but the vaccination campaign has not yet been approved by the country’s vaccine advisors.
Children’s schools are going to open from September
The British Department of Health said it wants schools to have the Kovid-19 vaccine in the event the new academic year is about to begin in most parts of the country, once approved. Children’s schools are opening in Britain from September, so the corona virus infection rate is already expected to increase.
In the UK, people 16 years of age and older are currently being given coronavirus vaccines. Britain’s drug regulator has approved the use of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for people aged 12 to 15. But the Joint Committee on Immunization hasn’t signed off on vaccinations for most teens.
The US, Canada and several European countries have already started the vaccination process for such 12-year-olds. Significantly, in the month of July in the UK, vaccination was approved for children 12 years of age or older, but vaccines can be given only if there is a serious health risk or if they are infected.
More than half of 12 to 17-year-olds in the US have been vaccinated. However, till now the vaccination of children below the age of 12 years has not started in the country.