COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for children
As of September 2021, the UK government is now recommending that all children age 12+ years are vaccinated against COVID-19, as follows:
- Children age 12+ years who are at higher risk of COVID infection*, or who live with an adult at higher risk should receive two doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine (Comirnaty®)
- All other children (age 12- 17 years) should receive a single dose of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine (Comirnaty®), until more information is available as to the relative risks and benefits of young people receiving a second dose.
BSACI Paediatric Committee has produced updated guidance with respect to vaccines against COVID-19, Influenza and MMR, which can be accessed here. The ovalbumin content of influenza vaccines for the 2021/22 influenza season can be found here.