Coronavirus jabs rolled out for 12 to 15-year-olds

C oronavirus vaccines are being rolled out to children aged between 12 and 15, with three million youngsters eligible across the UK. The programme is expected to be delivered primarily within schools, and guidance has been issued to headteachers to contact police if they believe protests could be held outside their buildings. Children will be … Read more

Invites sent out for booster jabs to strengthen ‘wall of defence’

B ooster jab invites are being sent out to more than a million people to “strengthen the wall of defence” against coronavirus created by the vaccines. People will receive texts from Monday, while letters will be sent to those who are eligible later in the week, NHS England said. Some 1.5 million people will be … Read more

Boris Johnson to follow Cabinet moves with more reshuffling of ministerial pack

B oris Johnson is expected to continue his ministerial shake-up as he reshapes the junior ranks following an overhaul of some of the Cabinet’s top positions. The Prime Minister shuffled his frontbench late into Wednesday evening in a day that saw Liz Truss appointed the first woman Conservative Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab demoted and Gavin … Read more

No 10 confirms imminent cabinet reshuffle; Starmer attacks Johnson at PMQs over universal credit cuts – live | Politics

8.07am EDT 08:07 Kemi Badenoch, who doubles up as equalities minister and a Treasury minister, has been spotted outside the PM’s office in the Commons, according to the Times’ Eleni Courea. Badenoch has been tipped for education secretary. Eleni Courea (@EleniCourea) Kemi Badenoch has been spotted outside the PM’s parliamentary office… But not clear whether … Read more

UK Covid live: Javid unveils winter contingency ‘plan B’ – including vaccine passports and compulsory masks | Politics

We have seen how quickly this virus can adapt and change so we have prepared a Plan B of contingency measures that we can call upon only if they are needed and supported by the data to prevent unsustainable pressure on the NHS. These measures would be communicating clearly and urgently the need for caution. … Read more

Ministers to set out plans for Covid ‘booster’ jabs

T he Government is to set out plans for Covid booster jabs as ministers unveil their blueprint for “living with the virus” through the winter. It is expected all over 50s will be offered a third jab – starting with the over 70s and the most vulnerable. The shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be … Read more

Javid gives the green light for vaccines for schoolchildren

The move comes after the chief medical officers of the four UK nations advised younger teenagers should be offered the Pfizer BioNTech jab. The decision takes into account the “extremely powerful” evidence on the impact of the pandemic on children’s education, as well as the risks to their mental health from missing school. Mr Javid … Read more

UK approves vaccines for 12-15s, aims to avoid lockdowns

LONDON – Britain decided Monday to follow other countries in offering coronavirus vaccines to children 12 and up, as the government gambled that expanded vaccination and mild tweaks to social behavior can avert the need for lockdowns in the winter. Vaccinations for children and booster shots for at-risk adults are expected to be part of … Read more

UK OKs vaccines for 12 year olds, aims to avoid lockdowns

Britain’s chief medical officers say children aged 12 to 15 should be vaccinated against the coronavirus By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press September 13, 2021, 1:51 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LONDON — Britain’s chief medical officers said Monday that children aged 12 to 15 should be vaccinated against … Read more

Coronavirus news: Chaos over vaccine passports as minister admits they haven’t been ‘ruled out forever’

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey said the introduction of vaccine passports has not been “ruled out forever”. She told BBC Breakfast: “As Sajid Javid set out yesterday, although the formal decision is still to be made, but having reflected and looked at the details of the proposal that it’s not deemed necessary at this … Read more