Will – and should – children and young people receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
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Will – and should – children and young people receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

Christine Walker @RCNi_Christine Editor, Nusing Children and Young People

UK regulators have approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds, but this does not mean that schoolchildren will or should be offered the vaccine. This is a complicated decision. At time of publication, no decision to vaccinate children had been made by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, but there are those, including some teachers’ leaders, who have called for all children over 12 to be vaccinated as soon as possible.

Nursing Children and Young People. 33, 4, 5-5. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.33.4.5.s1

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