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Children booked in for Covid jabs as hospital cases start to rise

Ross Crawford 22nd Apr, 2022

MORE than 34,000 five to 11-year-olds in the Midlands have now been booked in for the Covid-19 vaccine since the latest phase of the programme began rolling out on April 4.

Cases of coronavirus continue to rise and the numbers of people admitted into hospital with Covid is increasing.

Medics say some children become particularly ill with the disease, and also suffer with Long Covid.

With many schools having broken up for the Easter break, there are a wealth of sites across the region offering vaccinations.

Sites are also allowing for longer appointment times so that families can discuss their decisions and ensure visits with children are as stress free as possible.

Appointments can be booked through the National Booking Service or by calling 119.

The NHS is making the vaccine available for all five to 11s following updated guidance from The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation which recommended all children would benefit from a non-urgent offer of the vaccine, to help protect against potential future waves of Covid-19 and reduce the risk of children falling seriously ill with the virus.

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