ISLAND’S 16 AND 17-YEAR-OLDS TO BE OFFERED COVID VACCINE

16 and 17-year-olds across the Isle of Wight are to be offered their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, it has been announced.

The rollout will begin imminently with hopes of getting as many older teenagers vaccinated as possible before they start college or university in September – just 4 weeks away. Parental consent will not be required.

Nationally, around 1.4million teens will now be eligible for the vaccine which has already been rolled out to nearly 90% of the UK’s adult population.

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At this stage, those aged 12 to 15 will not be advised to get jabbed but this could change in the future as data is analysed and risks assessed. That said, those who have underlying health conditions or live with someone deemed at risk will be able to get a vaccine if they so wish.

Despite the success of the COVID vaccination programme and falling number of cases and deaths, many businesses and organisations are still taking extreme precautions and face masks are still common sight across the Island.

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Clare
Clare
1 month ago

Strange how many younger people refuse to have the jab, yet they take all kinds of drug related stuff.

Colin Hooper
Colin Hooper
Reply to  Clare
1 month ago

I think that’s bit of a sweeping statement and a slur if you don’t mind me saying on the vast majority of young People who do not partake of illicit drugs.. in favour of having this particular vaccine by choice or not.

tom
tom
Reply to  Clare
1 month ago

What jab? They have only just been offered the covid jab. So they could not have been refusing that.

jan smith
jan smith
1 month ago

Hope they do refuse it. They stand more chance of getting ill from the jab.. gov said all along kids will be asymptomatic or have a mild illness. Why push it on kids. Plenty of gov and public health figures to back it up.

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