Six million children aged five to 11 targeted for unnecessary covid jag
The NHS will start giving Covid jabs to healthy five to 11-year-olds next week – with the help of toys to distract them.
Addressing the public accounts committee, Dr Lawson added: ‘Sites have purchased things like fidget toys for distraction.’
Children having the jab will be given two 10-microgram doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, a third of the strength of an adult dose, at least 12 weeks apart.
Dr Lawson said: ‘The rollout for the non at-risk five to elevens starts next week.
‘We’ve been working with local systems to make the most of their entrepreneurship to make the centres appropriate for five to 11 year olds.'
Dr Lawson also said the NHS is preparing to offer a further booster jab to a larger cohort of adults in autumn, subject to the recommendation of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
How do the song lyrics go?..."If you tolerate this, then your children will be next..."