Chris Whitty Discusses Coronavirus Vaccines For Children

Member of the public asks if the vaccine will be offered to children?Chief medical officer for England Professor Chris Whitty says that while the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is confident the vaccine would help protect children to “a high degree”, there needs to be more research to make sure the benefits outweigh the risks.He stresses how most children are at lower risk of poor Covid outcomes “one of the only good things about Covid”. JCVI is taking time to work out if vaccine risks are worth it on children.Prof Whitty says that the UK will look at other countries and any data which appears to make a decision on offering jabs to children.

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