COVID Briefing on 13 September

Downing Street COVID briefing on 13 September
Downing Street COVID briefing on 13 September

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Topic: Vaccinating 12-15 year olds

A Downing Street COVID briefing was held at 16:00 hours on 13 September.

The meeting was chaired the UK’s Chief Medical offer, Professor Chris Whitty.

The UK’s 4 chief medical officers were present at the briefing and agreed that children of those ages should receive one dosage of the Pfizer vaccine to help prevent disruption in their education.

Watch the COVID briefing on 13 September – YouTube broadcast

The video briefing linked to below has BSL interpretation.

Young people aged 12 to 15 to be offered a COVID-19 vaccine

Following the COVID briefing, the government has issued a press release:

Read the press release on the government’s website

Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi has announced government approval of the recommendation

Following the COVID briefing, on 13 September the Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi announced in the House of Commons that the government has approved a recommendation by UK medical officers to offer a vaccine to 12-15 year olds.

Government vaccination publications for children and young people

Screenshot of one of the coronavirus vaccine publications for children
Screenshot of one of the coronavirus vaccine publications for children

Go to the publications download page on the governments website

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