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This Morning published this video item, entitled “Medical Expert Explains Vaccines For Children & Answers Covid Vaccine Questions | This Morning” – below is their description.
Following successful trials, the Pfizer vaccine has been given approval in the UK by the medicines regulator for children aged 12-15, but the decision on whether to roll it out rests with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, which advises the government. But is vaccinating children against covid necessary? And what are the risks? Professor Beate Kampmann from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine joins us with all the latest on the vaccine, before answering your questions.
Broadcast on 08/06/21This Morning YouTube Channel
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