By Brendan Carlin for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 00:52 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 00:52 BST, 2 May 2021
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.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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