UK: Regime opts not to vaccinate most under-18s against COVID-19

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“The British government has decided not to inoculate most children and teenagers against COVID-19 until more data on the available vaccines becomes available. Children as young as 12 with severe neuro-disabilities, Down syndrome, immunosuppression and multiple or severe learning disabilities, as well as those who are household contacts of individuals who are immunosuppressed, will be eligible for vaccination, the government said Monday. The decision to hold off giving shots to most people under age 18 was based on the recommendation of an expert advisory panel. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization said the health benefits of universal vaccination don’t outweigh the risks for most young people, who typically suffer only mild symptoms of the virus.” (07/19/21)