Covid vaccines offered to all UK 16 and 17-year-olds


Vaccines for UK 16/17 Year Olds, copyright Unsplash
Vaccines for UK 16/17 Year Olds

Covid vaccines will now be offered to all 16 and 17-year-olds in the UK, without consent of their parents. Just two weeks ago, government experts had advised that only those children with underlying health conditions or living with someone who is deemed at risk should be offered a vaccination.


The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) reversed their advice on Wednesday, recommending that 16 and 17 year olds should be offered their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. Deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van Tam, said, ”I would expect this programme will start in a very short number of weeks.”


This came about after the JCVI examined the recent increase in infections, new data on the safety of vaccines and the excellent progress of the adult inoculation programme. Advice on when to offer a second dose for 16 and 17-year-olds will be recommended after emerging data has been investigated.


The UK will now follow other countries including the United States, Israel and France who have started to vaccinate older teenagers against COVID-19. Vaccinations for healthy 12- to 15-year-olds are not currently recommended but it is likely that JCVI advice will change as more data is studied. Nevertheless, the Pfizer vaccine has already been approved for use for 12 to 17-year-olds by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.


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為16至17歲人仕接種疫 英國政府最近宣佈將為16至17 歲人仕接種疫苗,而不需經過他們父母的准許。

只在兩星期前,政府才宣佈只為有特別健康狀況,而又與高危人仕同住的兒童接種疫苗

。「接種疫苗與防疫聯合委員會」(Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation)

在星期三改變了他們的建議,同意16至17歲可接受第一針輝瑞疫苗注射。副首席醫療官

,Jonathan Van Tam博士說:“我預計這計劃將在幾星期開展”


這個改變是聯委員在綜合了最近感染數字的增加、疫苗安全新數據及疫苗接種計劃在成

年人群裏推廣得非常有效而至。至於何時開始為16至17歲人仕接種疫苗則有待新數據的

研究結果。


英國此舉仿傚其他已為較年長的青少年接種疫苗的國家,如美國、以色列和法國。現時

英國還未有計劃為健康的12至15歲少年接種疫苗,但若有新數據支持,不排除聯委會會

更改決定。不管怎樣,「醫藥和保健產品監管局」已批准可為12至17歲少年接種輝瑞疫

苗。


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为16至17岁人仕接种疫

英国政府最近宣布将为16至17 岁人仕接种疫苗,而不需经过他们父母的准许。

只在两星期前,政府才宣布只为有特别健康状况,而又与高危人仕同住的儿童接种疫苗

。 「接种疫苗与防疫联合委员会」(Joint Committee on Vaccination and

Immunisation) 在星期三改变了他们的建议,同意16至17岁可接受第一针辉瑞疫苗注射。

副首席医疗官,Jonathan Van Tam博士说:"我预计这计划将在几星期开展"


这个改变是联委员在综合了最近感染数字的增加、疫苗安全新数据及疫苗接种计划在成

年人群里推广得非常有效而至。 至于何时开始为16至17岁人仕接种疫苗则有待新数据的

研究结果。


英国此举仿傚其他已为较年长的青少年接种疫苗的国家,如美国、以色列和法国。 现时

英国还未有计划为健康的12至15岁少年接种疫苗,但若有新数据支持,不排除联委会会

更改决定。 不管怎样,《医药和保健产品监管局》已批准可为12至17岁少年接种辉瑞疫

苗。


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