Covid jab rollout for 12 to 15-year-olds to start in schools in England

Parental consent will be sought for the programme for children aged 12 to 15, the government says. Source link

Covid: Single jab recommended for 12-15 year olds by UK's top doctors

Move will help reduce school disruption, top doctors say, with decision now in hands of ministers. Source link

Covid: Boosters not needed for all, says Oxford jab creator

Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert says immunity from two doses of a Covid vaccine is “lasting well”. Source link

Flu jab delay: Doctors call for MPs to take action

Flu jabs in England and Wales are delayed due to an HGV driver shortage, a supplier says. Source link

Covid: Decision to jab children 'entirely up to parents'

The decision to vaccinate healthy 12-15 year-olds should be “entirely up to parents”, Prof Anthony Harnden has said. The deputy chairman of the JVCI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation), told BBC Breakfast that parents needed to understand the risks and benefits and “make up their own minds whether they offer consent or not”. He… Continue reading Covid: Decision to jab children 'entirely up to parents'

Third Covid jab advised for most vulnerable 1%

“There is good reason to think some people with blood cancer will see an improved immune response as a result of a third dose, and so we urge everyone with blood cancer to get it when they are offered it,” said Gemma Peters, chief executive of Blood Cancer UK. Source link

Life-saving cholesterol jab recommended on NHS

Inclisiran is a new treatment that works even when other fat-busting drugs, like statins, have not. Source link

Why you shouldn't get a second Covid jab too early

A government scientific advisor tells Newsbeat why four weeks is too soon between Covid jabs. Source link

Covid jab side-effects 'mild' for at-risk children

Parents should be reassured by the findings, Bristol doctors say, following a small study. Source link

Covid jab response low for some immunosuppressed people

Prof Eleanor Riley, an expert in immunology and infectious diseases at the University of Edinburgh, said: “As it is T cells that are particularly effective at stopping us getting severely ill and needing hospital treatment, we would expect that the vaccine is still offering substantial protection to most of these highly vulnerable people.” Source link