Statement from Cllr Tom Bruce on vaccinations for 12-15 year olds

Statement from Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Youth Services, Cllr Tom Bruce re: vaccinations for 12-15 year olds

Published: Wednesday, 15th September 2021

Cllr Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education, Youth and Children’s Services,

Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Youth Services, Cllr Tom Bruce, said: “Our schools have been asked by the Government to be the locations for the delivery of the vaccinations to 12-15 year olds and we are supporting them as much as possible as they prepare to carry out this important task by seeking consent from parents. Headteachers, teachers and the wider school community continue to pull together to enable children across the borough to stay on track with their education safely in their classrooms this term, as we all learn to live alongside COVID-19.

"We recognise their incredible, on-going, efforts to help keep everyone safe. Along with flu vaccinations, it is essential that schools are able to deliver the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations to pupils in a safe and efficient way for the benefit of all concerned as well as to help protect the NHS from the anticipated winter demand. We want to be clear: any attempts from outside the school community to disrupt this phase of the COVID-19 vaccination programme will be treated very seriously.”

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