The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advises the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out of all 4 nations of the UK, who’ve adopted their steering to this point.
“Though it isn’t but printed, I can affirm that (the Scottish Authorities) has obtained recommendation from JCVI (advisers) recommending that vaccination is obtainable to all 5-11 yr olds,” Sturgeon stated in a tweet.
“We’ll settle for this recommendation & work is now underway on the logistics of supply.”
Wales has additionally stated it would implement the JCVI recommendation, with the Welsh well being minister saying she was not fairly positive why the publication of the JCVI’s recommendation has been delayed.
Britain has been slower than another international locations in providing the pictures to 5-11 yr olds. Whereas weak kids have been supplied the shot, Britain will not be at the moment vaccinating the age group extra broadly in contrast to international locations reminiscent of america and Israel.
The British authorities, which units well being coverage for England, is but to announce the vaccination of 5-11 yr olds, though its vaccine rollout coverage is normally co-ordinated with different UK nations.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stated that he’ll set out extra particulars of his technique for dwelling with COVID when parliament returns on Monday subsequent week.
“We’re reviewing the JCVI’s recommendation as a part of wider decision-making forward of the publication of our long-term technique for dwelling with COVID-19,” a UK well being ministry spokesperson stated. “Extra element will probably be set out shortly.”