UK – New advice issued on COVID-19 vaccination of children and young people

The UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that children with an increased risk of serious illness from COVID-19 should be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

The new advice comes following a request from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) for guidance relating to a possible extension of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in England.

The JCVI, which advises UK health departments on immunisation, considered all the available evidence relating to vaccinating children and young people under the aged of 18 years…