Teens and the vaccine: what you need to know and what to do if you and your child disagree over the jab

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Adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years can now be vaccinated to help control the spread of the coronavirus. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years can now be vaccinated to help control the spread of the coronavirus. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

For many people it was great news: they’ve had their Covid vaccinations and now kids between 12 and 17 could get it too – which meant it would be possible for entire families with kids in this age bracket to be jabbed up.

Matrics would be prioritised to give them enough time to recover from any possible side-effects in time to write their exams, said Dr Nicholas Crisp, acting director general of the health department.

The government aims to reach 6 million teens in total and to have 3,25 million kids vaccinated by mid-January, boosting the country’s fight against the pandemic and our chances of returning to a sense of normality.

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