To keep schools open, parents were urged to vaccinate their children

To keep schools open, parents were urged to vaccinate their children

Vaccination appointments for half a million people are now available online in England, where the death toll reached 150,000 yesterday.

The NHS Covid Vaccination Programme will visit hundreds of schools over the next two weeks to combat misinformation.

Dr Nikki Kanani said the vaccine provides ‘reassurance' to parents, despite the low chance of serious illness or death in children.
Covid has caused so much disturbance to so many families over the last two years, hurting young people's life and education, said the NHS vaccination deputy lead.

It allows them to stay in school and socialise while protecting their family and friends.

My 13-year-old son received his first vaccination when I received my booster at our local pharmacy, giving us both peace of mind that he was protected, and he recently received a second dose.

‘Young people can get life-saving protection at a walk-in clinic or wait until school, but booking online now ensures it happens quickly and conveniently.'

Parents of children in the appropriate age range can schedule up to 300 facilities, while roughly 500 sites are open to walk-ins.

More than 1.4 million 12- to 15-year-olds have received their first dose since September, and over 500 adolescents were taken to hospital in England with Covid in the week before Christmas.
The government also stated in December that children aged five to 11 who are clinically at risk or who live with an immunosuppressed person will receive a new Pfizer vaccine formulation.

Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, said the vaccines will help keep schools running, as youngsters have already missed months of school.

Keep kids in school for their education, health, and wellbeing.

Vaccines will keep kids safe, schools open, and safeguard their friends and relatives.

The first and second doses are available at schools, walk-in clinics, or parents can arrange one of the half a million immunisation appointments available this month.