UK medical officers recommend vaccines for children age 12-15
Britain's chief medical officers recommended Covid-19 vaccines for children as young as 12, arguing the move was warranted given the benefits of reducing educational disruption because of the pandemic.
In a statement issued at the start of the week, they said children ages 12 to15 should be given the shot from Pfizer and BioNTech.
Previously, only those under the age of 16 with underlying health conditions had been offered inoculations.
Earlier in the same month, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation had said the benefits of vaccines for older children would be only marginal when compared to the risks.