Voice Community cautiously welcomes the announcement from the four Chief Medical Officers of the United Kingdom, that they are recommending one dose of a COVID vaccine.
Should minsters follow this recommendation, we believe that this would help to keep our members safe and to reduce the potential for disruption to children’s learning, including the necessity to close schools.
However, it is important that any vaccine roll-out is sufficiently well resourced and staffed to ensure that it does not also cause disruption within schools.
UK Government (England):
Prime Minister to set out autumn and winter plan for Covid (14 September 2021)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out the government’s autumn and winter plan for managing Covid at a press conference this afternoon
- England (Cabinet Office): COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021 Guidance
Written Statement: COVID-19 Vaccination – JCVI & Chief Medical Officers’ advice on vaccinating 12-15 year olds (14 September 2021)
‘Our NHS will work in the next couple of weeks to begin offering a dose of vaccine to all children and young people aged 12-15.’
Vaccinations for 12 -15 year olds
Health Secretary accepts CMO advice to proceed.