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UK Bans Vaccine For Children Ages 5-11

Deni Valenzuela, 2, receives her first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination from nurse Deborah Sampson while being held by her mother Xihuitl Mendoza at UW Medical Center

At a glance

  • UK children ages 5-11 are banned from receiving the COVID vaccine until they turn 12, unless they are deemed “clinically vulnerable.”
  • UK health officials decided that most children in that age group already had natural immunity, and also are at low risk if they catch COVID for the first time.
  • Some clinicians in the UK are upset at losing the profitable business.

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