Sajid Javid – 2021 Comments on Vaccine Being Offered to 12-15 Year Olds

The comments made by Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on 13 September 2021.

I have accepted the recommendation from the Chief Medical Officers to expand vaccination to those aged 12 to 15 – protecting young people from catching COVID-19, reducing transmission in schools and keeping pupils in the classroom.

I am very grateful for the expert advice I have received from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and UK Chief Medical Officers.

Our outstanding NHS stands ready to move forward with rolling out the vaccine to this group with the same sense of urgency we’ve had at every point in our vaccination programme.