Boris Johnson should have listened to JCVI advice on vaccines for 12-15 year olds


In the Media

Professor Len Shackleton quoted in the Daily Express

Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home

IEA Head of Media, Emily Carver, has argued that the government should have listened to the advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and not approved the roll out of vaccines for children aged 12-15.

The JCVI argued that although there are marginal benefits from vaccination, there is “considerable uncertainty” and the government should not go ahead with  vaccinations for children in this age group.

Emily said: “It may be that for those of a libertarian disposition, where you come down on this argument hinges on how benevolent you believe government to be. Sadly, nothing during this pandemic has given me hope that the Government won’t continue to use coercion to control our response to this, now endemic, virus“.
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