COVID Vaccination

We are aware that many children in our region have been invited for vaccination. This has been as a result of an administrative error and the statement from the CCG can be found here

The RCPCH and JCVI Green Book has very clear guidance about children and COVID vaccination:

The only other group identified by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and the Green Book2 that should be considered for the vaccine during phase 1 are older children (aged 12 years and over) with severe neuro-disabilities and recurrent respiratory tract infections who require residential care. Such vaccinations would be considered unlicensed use,3 and paediatricians should discuss the benefits and risks and limited safety data with children, young people and their parents/guardians.

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