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"