By Lauren Chalouhi, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
The Welsh health minister said that children from 12 to 15 years old in Wales are now being offered the covid-19 vaccine by the end of the October half-term.
Due to the gathering pace this week, all health boards are providing “jabs.” This will mostly be at vaccination centres and others in schools. Many vulnerable children have already got the vaccine. Families have been told to discuss the choice before they make the decision.
Eluned Morgan who is the health minister said that there are studies that showed that some children were at risk of developing long-term covid regardless of low hospital admission rates.
Wales has urged to stall giving children the covid vaccine. They are also saying that the child’s mental health is “collateral damage” of covid. On the other hand, covid hospital patient numbers are falling.