Second Covid vaccine dose approved for 12-15 year olds

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Wednesday 1 December 2021

Tags: covid, vaccination

Following guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the government has approved a second dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine for all children 12 and over.

The second dose should be given 12 weeks after the first to ensure maximum protection against the virus.

However, 12-17 year olds who are considered clinically vulnerable, or who live with individuals of any age who are immunosuppressed, should get two doses at least eight weeks apart.

A second dose for 16-17 year olds not in clinically vulnerable risk groups was approved on Monday. The latest announcement extends this to 12-15 year olds not in clinically vulnerable risk groups.

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