British ministers decide against mass vaccination for teens – The Telegraph – Reuters UK

REUTERS/Toby Melville/July 17 (Reuters) – Britain has actually opted versus mass COVID-19 vaccinations for all teenagers and kids, with ministers instead preparing to use dosages to susceptible 12 to 15-year-olds and those about to turn 18, the Telegraph paper reported late on Saturday.The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is believed to have actually advised ministers against the rollout of vaccines to all children up until further proof on the dangers is readily available, the report added.Under assistance the newspaper said are due to be released on Monday, vaccine dosages will be provided to kids between 12 and 15 who are deemed susceptible to COVID-19 or who live with adults who are otherwise vulnerable or immunosuppressed to the virus.They will also now be provided to all 17-year-olds within three months of their 18th birthday, according to The Telegraph, which reported that the committee would keep the possibility of vaccinating all kids “under evaluation.”In response to the report, Britains Health Department stated that “no choices have actually been made by ministers on whether individuals aged 12 to 17 need to be regularly offered COVID-19 vaccines.”Britain on Saturday reported 54,674 brand-new COVID-19 cases, an increase on the 51,870 new cases reported on the previous day to publish a fresh greatest daily overall in six months.