Holly Willoughby on Tuesday morning caught up between two opinions about teens getting the COVID-19 vaccine this morning.
A live debate between the two doctors left Holly admitting that ‘it makes you think…’ whether this is the right move for children and teens, Chris Whitty advised this week. Those ages 12 to 15 should be offered a single dose of Pfizer’s jab in the coming days.
Holly, 40, said the announcement affected her and her 12-year-old son, Harry.
Conflicting Opinions: Holly Willoughby caught herself between two opinions on Tuesday morning over teens receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
The presenter, who is also the mother of Belle, 10, and Chester, 6, chimed in as she and Philip Schofield listened to Dr. Renée Hunderkamp’s “against” and Dr. Philippe Kaye “for” arguments.
“The virus does very little harm, more people, more children under the age of 14 die from chickenpox and parents don’t wean their kids off or vaccinate them,” Dr Renee said.
he further said that A 13-year-old is being investigated by the CDC in the US after he died after being vaccinated.
‘ob’In fact, I have a 12-year-old son, so hearing some of those things makes you think a little…’ Holly said.
Pros and cons: A live debate between two doctors left Holly admitting ‘it makes you think…’ whether it’s the right move for kids and teens, Chris Whitty said this week was advised that people aged 12 to 15 years should be offered a single dose of Pfizer’s jab in the coming days
Debate: Holly, 40, says the announcement affects her and her 12-year-old son, Harry
Dr. Philippa said: ‘JCVI’ [Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation] The figures are different from what Dr. Renee just said, and he said that per million children vaccinated, we would save 87 hospital admissions.’
Fury has erupted over the plans, with experts and parents warning that it could ‘bully’ illiterate students and even ‘separate families’.
Teaching unions have claimed that employees have already been threatened with legal action if they advise students to get the COVID vaccine.
Schemes: The image above shows an example of a parental consent form for the human papillomavirus jab. Parents are expected to receive a similar form in the coming days, asking them to give consent for their child to receive the COVID vaccine
Earlier this month: The JCVI said it cannot recommend COVID jobs for healthy 12 to 15-year-olds because the direct benefit to their health was only modest.
The COVID vaccine is to be developed through the existing school immunization programme, which manages the roll out of both the HPV and nasal flu jab in schools every year. The HPV vaccine, which is given to 12 and 13-year-olds, usually accounts for about 85 percent.
Revealed: Logistics of vaccination of over 12 in schools
How will this work?
The NHS has already been asked to prepare for COVID vaccines for 3 million 12 to 15 year olds.
The doses will mostly be administered through the School Immunization Program, which administers HPV and flu vaccinations to schools each year.
Official statistics show that about 90 percent of children are offered the HPV vaccine each year.
Children are likely to receive their vaccines in appropriate areas such as school halls. They will be distributed by nurses, health support workers and administrative staff.
Parents are set to receive a letter disclosing plans to respond to children in the coming days, No. 10 Vaccine Minister Nadim Zahvi revealed today. They will also be asked to give consent for their child to receive the vaccine.
Will it require parental consent?
Under-16s are not considered legally competent to make decisions about their health care and, therefore, should they get the Covid jab.
But the courts have already said that…