Covid live: Pfizer vaccine safe for children aged 5-11, company says; UK PM says boosters ‘priority’ over donations

Posted by on September 20, 2021 8:26 am
Categories: Global Stories

Pfizer says their vaccine produces strong antibody responses in children aged 5 to 11; Boris Johnson defends extra jabs for vulnerable in UK

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School children in England have been talking about how it feels to be first in the 12 to 15 age group to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

Vaccinations begin in that age group today for some of the 3 million eligible young people. Quinn Foakes, 15, was given the Pfizer vaccination at Belfairs Academy secondary school in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, on Monday as the programme began.

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Boris Johnson has been speaking about the UK vaccine programme to reporters in New York where he has arrived for the UN General Assembly.

The Prime Minister said: “If you ask me, should we interrupt the booster programme for elderly and vulnerable people in this country? Well, I’ve looked at the evidence for what boosters can do, I’ve looked at the extra protection it can give people, and I have to say I think that that has to be our priority and we’re going to continue to do that.

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