UK begins to vaccinate children from age 12 with serious illnesses

The British authorities have decided to extend vaccination against COVID-19 to children from 12 to 15 years old. However, we are only talking about those who belong to the most vulnerable categories: suffering from severe neurological disorders, Down’s syndrome, immunosuppression, and learning problems.

“Today’s recommendations from the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization suggest that the most vulnerable young people at greatest risk of contracting the virus would benefit from COVID-19 vaccines. I accepted these expert recommendations and asked the National Health Service to prepare as soon as possible to vaccinate those who are eligible,” said Health Minister Sajid Javid.

At the same time, he acknowledged that experts have not yet recommended vaccinating minors without comorbidities. As the minister noted, the committee will continue to study the issue. Previously, cases of heart inflammation have been identified in some vaccinated children. Coronavirus vaccination is now permitted in Britain for adolescents at risk from 16 years old.