Scotland vaccinates nearly THREE times as many 5-11 year-olds

THEY were the last age group to be offered Covid vaccinations, and uptake has been notably sluggish. Just 18 per cent of boys and girls aged five to 11 in Scotland have received a first dose of Covid vaccine since the rollout was extended to all primary school-aged children in early April, having previously been limited to higher risk youngsters only.

The Herald’s Helen McCardle is on a roll of shoddy churnalism today with the above scare story.

In England, only 7.1% of 5-11 year-olds were ‘jabbed’ even once, yet there are no media reports of fear, ambivalence or infection. Why might that be?



3 thoughts on “Scotland vaccinates nearly THREE times as many 5-11 year-olds

  1. It is hardly surprising that take-up of the Covid-19 vaccination for children in this age group in Scotland is higher than in England because vaccination rates for Children in Scotland for things like measles etc are higher than in England. There appears to be a greater awareness of the benefits of vaccination in general and therefore a willingness to get vaccinated in Scotland.

    The system for vaccinating people and children in Scotland is also different from England and seems better able to ensuring an efficient throughput of people.

    Having said that though it would be good to see a higher number of children vaccinated against Covid-19. The uptake seems to have stalled to a certain extent despite the efforts of NHS Scotland etc publicising the availability of the vaccine. Especially so when two variants of Omicron, BA.4 and BA.5, have been upgraded to variants of concern

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  2. This may be because a large number of healthy parents (my grandson and his partner included) question the vaccine for themselves, and that would lead to the assumption that they would most certainly not think it necessary for their 5-11 year old children. Right or wrong, it’s their decision.

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