NHS Comment On 12-15s Vaccine Milestone

 

More than half a million 12 to 15 year olds have now had two doses – better protecting them against covid.

GP and NHS deputy lead for the vaccination programme, Dr Nikki Kanani, said: “It is great news that more than half a million 12 to 15 year olds have now had two doses – better protecting them against covid. For those yet to come forward it’s vital that you take up the offer either through school, by booking online or using one of the hundreds of walk-in sites across the country.

“Getting the vaccine is incredibly important for children aged 12 to 15, who have had their education and social life hugely impacted by the pandemic and now have the opportunity to get protected - keeping them safe when going to school or spending time with friends and family.

“My 13-year-old son has recently topped up his protection with a second vaccine and it’s definitely given us both that extra dose of reassurance.”

 

Background

  • More than half a million (506,652) second doses have been delivered to 12 to 15s, with the NHS only starting the second dose roll out to this age group on 20th December.
  • In line with JCVI guidance, young people who have had Covid must wait 12 weeks until they can be vaccinated.

 

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