UK – Under-18s with COVID-19 in UK advised to wait 12 weeks for vaccine dose

Following a review of evidence by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has published new clinical guidance on vaccinations for 12 to 17 year olds.

The guidance details that, for those aged 16 to 17 who have had COVID-19 infection, the second vaccine dose should be given 12 weeks or more following the first vaccine dose, or 12 weeks following a positive COVID-19 test result.

It is also recommended that young people aged 12 to 17 who are not in a high risk group should wait 12 weeks after a positive test showing COVID-19 infection before getting their first (or second in aged 16 to 17) vaccine dose…