A small number of children and young people with underlying chronic conditions are at increased risk of serious COVID-19 disease. The JCVI advises that children aged 12 years and over with specific underlying health conditions that put them at risk of serious COVID-19, should be offered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination.
The underlying health conditions are:
- Severe neuro-disabilities
- Down’s syndrome
- Underlying conditions resulting in immunosuppression;
- Profound and multiple learning disabilities, severe learning disabilities, those who are on the learning disability register.