12 to 15 year olds in England are now offered Covid jab

Children aged 12 to 15 in England are now being offered the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid jab. The vaccine is set to help reduce disruption to education according to UK chief medical officers. The programme is expected to be delivered primarily within schools. Parental consent will not be needed if child is seen to be competent to make own decisions. The rollout is also beginning in Scotland and Wales this week. Young people in Scotland can go to drop-in clinics or wait for offer letter to schedule time. Jabs for kids in Wales be carried out at mass vaccination centres and some school settings. The news comes as booster jab invites have been sent out to 1.5 million people in England. .

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