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JCVI statement on vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 years old

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have reviewed evidence on the potential impact of extending COVID-19 vaccination to other children aged 5 to 11. JCVI advises a non-urgent offer of two 10 mcg doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (Comirnaty®) to children aged 5 to 11 years of age who are not in a clinical risk group.

Further details on the JCVI statement and independent report can be found on Department of Health and Social Care website

England
The government has accepted updated advice from the JCVI on the vaccination of non at risk 5- to 11-year-olds. Further details on vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 years old can be found on the NHS England and NHS Improvement website

Scotland
NHS Scotland are making plans to invite all eligible children for vaccination. Further details on vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 years old can be found on the NHS inform website

Wales
Details of how and why 5- to 11-year-olds are being offered the COVID-19 vaccine can be found on the Welsh government website

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