UK Covid vaccinations for children aged 12-15: what you need to know

Why have the chief medical officers said children need a jab? What are the risks and benefits?

Three million children aged between 12 and 15 will be able to get their first shot of coronavirus vaccine from next week. The UK’s four chief medical officers (CMOs) have said they should be offered a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

So what are the benefits, what are the risks, and do children need to be vaccinated?

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