Target for 12-15-year-olds to receive Covid jab before October half-term -PULSE

Target for 12-15-year-olds to receive Covid jab before October half-term

NHS England has set out a target for Covid vaccinations of healthy 12-15-year-olds to start within the next week and finish by the October half-term break. Earlier this week, the Government announced that all 12-15s in England will be offered a first Pfizer jab starting from next week, with the NHS preparing for a school-based delivery of the programme to be ‘supported by GPs’.

“NHS England confirmed that local school-aged immunisation services will deliver the vaccine in school settings but said that ‘all local providers’ will be required to ‘bolster and supplement capacity’ if necessary.

 all children aged 12-15 on or before the date of vaccination should be ‘provided with consenting materials, screened’ and invited for vaccination before half-term.”

Whether this is administered or offered before half term is open to interpretation as with previous vaccine rollout due to the word ‘invited’ – personal observation

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