Britain’s chief medical officer (CMO), Professor Chris Whitty, has recommended that children between the ages of 12 to 15 to be vaccinated against covid-19. The contentious move is yet to be implemented to prevent health disruption during the learning times of the teenagers.
Britain’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization, says that the margin of benefit for immunizing this age group is far wide and will attract a huge decline in the effects of the deadly disease, coronavirus.
Whitty stressed the vaccinations should be “an offer,” not a mandate, adding, “We do not think this is a panacea. This is not a silver bullet … but we think it is an important and potentially useful additional tool to help reduce the public health impacts that come through educational disruption.”
This comes even after European countries and the United states revoked the idea of vaccinating the said ages and advising Britain to follow suit.