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When Will Children Be Vaccinated?

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Will children get the coronavirus vaccine? It’s a question many parents will be asking ahead of the school term after a series of conflicting reports.

NHS trusts in England have been told to prepare for the possible rollout of the vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds, according to a BBC report. The Telegraph also said trusts are being told they must have plans ready by 4pm on Friday, with possible vaccinations for children scheduled from September 6.

However, the Department of Health and Social Care has insisted no decisions have yet been made to extend the vaccine programme to younger people, but said it will instead “continue to plan for a range of scenarios”.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has also not yet advised on broadening the rollout further.0

The reports come as a small-scale study led by doctors at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children found 12- to 15-year-olds with underlying health conditions – who’ve already had the jab – had “mild to moderate” side effects, which cleared up quickly in almost all cases.

Ahead of any official announcement on the jabs, here’s what we know so far.

Which children can currently get the vaccine?

Covid vaccines are already available for all children aged 16 and over across the UK.........

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