Children and Covid vaccine: British government will only vaccinate those with health problems

The British government – in line with WHO orientation – has announced it will, for the time being at least, only consider vaccinating children against Covid-19 when they have  underlying health issues. This is being reported in Portugal today in the wake of announcements by health director Graça Freitas, and education minister Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, suggesting authorities here will be recommending that children over the age of 12 are vaccinated in time for the start of the next school year (click here). This recommendation comes after pediatricians and the General Medical Council have urged “prudence”, bearing in mind there is no data to evaluate whether the benefits of such a policy will outweigh risks.