Children as young as 12 could get Pfizer Covid jab when the new school year ...

Children as young as 12 could get Pfizer Covid jab when the new school year starts under new NHS plans to offer vaccines to secondary school pupils Trials under way to allow secondary school children to be given jab, said sources Plans are understood to depend on advice expected this summer from scientists Pfizer jab could be offered to pupils from September, reports the Sunday Times But Government source said Moderna jab may also be used if passes safety tests

By Brendan Carlin for The Mail on Sunday

Published: 00:52 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 00:52 BST, 2 May 2021

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Children as young as 12 could be offered either the Pfizer or Moderna Covid vaccine within months under plans being drawn up by health officials.

Government sources confirmed that trials were now under way to allow secondary school children to be given one of the jabs.

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The plans are understood to depend on advice expected this summer from scientists on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

The Sunday Times reported that the Pfizer jab could be offered to pupils from September as part of ‘core planning scenario’ documents prepared by NHS officials.

It said Pfizer was the most likely as the manufacturer was the only one so far to produce trial data for under-16s. But a Government source said the Moderna jab could also be used if it passed safety tests.

Children as young as 12 could be offered either the Pfizer or Moderna Covid vaccine within months under plans being drawn up by health officials (file photo)

Children as young as 12 could be offered either the Pfizer or Moderna Covid vaccine within months under plans being drawn up by health officials (file

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