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Widespread vaccination of children would likely avert thousands of cases of long COVID in the UK.
Going forward, the majority of individuals residing in the United Kingdom will only be able to achieve immunity to the virus causing COVID-19 by contracting the virus itself.
Vaccinating children against COVID is important. But only 11% of 5- to 11-year-olds in England have received the first dose of COVID vaccine. Where we have safe and effective vaccines, there’s no sense in not rolling them out.
As children under five represent the only age group yet to have a COVID-19 vaccine approved for use, Pfizer and Moderna have both recently reported results for their COVID-19 vaccines in the youngest children.
Severe COVID disease is rare in children, but high case numbers are seeing more kids being affected. There is no such thing as a “mild hospitalisation”, especially when it’s your child on the ward.
Uptake of children’s COVID vaccines is low in the UK – and their slow, confused approval is to blame.5 min read
Under a quarter of 12- to 15-year-olds are double vaccinated in the UK, while vaccines for younger children are still yet to be rolled out.
The views of experts and health professionals on whether the government is right to stop free COVID testing, on the vaccination of children aged 5-11, the end of face mask requirement, and on the lifting of COVID self-isolation after a positive test.