The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has looked at the available evidence around vaccinating children and young people under the age of 18 and on 19 July 2021 advised that children at increased risk of serious coronavirus (COVID-19) disease are offered a vaccine. This includes children aged 12 to 15 with severe neurodisabilities, Down’s syndrome, immunosuppression and multiple or severe learning disabilities.

There is currently no mechanism in place to book vaccinations for this age group; it is expected that families will be contacted directly by the NHS/their GP. The Green Book will be updated to include which groups will be eligible.

JCVI Statement

British Academy of Childhood Disability is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1177868
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