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Children aged 12 and over eligible for coronavirus vaccine boosters

Children aged 12 and up are now eligible for booster shots against Covid-19, the Government announced last night.

Kim Wilson, the health minister, revealed the booster jab could go to children who received their second dose of the vaccine six month ago or longer.

She told the public: “I strongly urge everyone eligible to please get your booster as soon as possible.”

The booster was available to people aged 18 and up from last November.

Vaccinations were approved for children aged 12 to 15 last June.

Ms Wilson said last month that Bermuda would be guided by decisions made by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency before it was decided to give the vaccine to younger children.

She said the green light for the administration of the jab to children aged between 5 and 11 would come “as soon as the MHRA gives us the go-ahead”.