How many children have been vaccinated at school so far?
It was announched that the government will not hit its half term target for school vaccinations with rate of jabbed 12+ pupils only going up by 1% per day and overall take up at 14%.
Why are rates so low?
– Partly reflects high infection rates among young people. If a child tests positive for Covid, they must wait 28 days until they are allowed to get the jab. 1 in 12 secondary pupils tested positive last week according to latest ONS figures
– Critics say after school drop-in centres needed as per Scotland where take up is approaching 45%. The g
– Schools in England reliant on SIAS (School Age Immunisation Service) to carry out jabs which is said to be a "slower moving machine"