Vaccination of Children & Young People
All children aged 12-15 in Herefordshire and Worcestershire will soon be offered one dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination.
As well as protecting individual young people from Covid-19, extending the vaccine to this age group has wider benefits. It should reduce many outbreaks, which occur in schools and the need for time off, after two years of extensive disruption to education.
- Where can i find more information about vaccination of young people?
How do I know the vaccine is safe for my child?
The JCVI has reviewed extensive clinical evidence for the safety of giving the COVID-19 vaccine to children and young people in the eligible groups and have determined it to be safe and effective. The JCVI has determined that the benefit of vaccinating children in these groups outweighs the risks.