Covid-19 vaccination programme to be extended to 12-15 year olds

A member of NPHET says vaccinating children is essential for the return of schools next month.

The Covid 19 vaccination programme is being extended to all those aged 12 to 15.

Dr Mary Favier says she expects children at high risk will be prioritised first as early as next week.

She understands parents' concerns but believes vaccination is important for children for a number of reasons: