The advisory committee of experts who advise the British government on vaccination and immunization will advise ministers not to vaccinate children in the United Kingdom against the coronavirus for the time being.
The British newspaper The Telegraph reported this after the experts met on Tuesday.
The committee wants researchers first to collect more information about the risks associated with vaccinating children. According to The Telegraph, the committee will release a preliminary statement by the end of the week.
Canada was the first country to approve a corona vaccine for children last month. Since then, Germany, France and Belgium have followed. Last week it was announced that Dutch young people from the age of twelve from medical risk groups are also being invited for vaccination against the virus.
Within a few weeks, the Health Council will issue an advisory report on whether healthy young people aged twelve and older should also be vaccinated.