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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    A warning young teens shouldn't be left to get the Covid-19 vaccine last

    A warning young teens shouldn't be left to get the Covid-19 vaccine last


    Medsafe has approved administering the jab to 12 to 15-year-olds.

    Cabinet will now review Ministry of Health advice on rolling out doses to the age group, and is set to announce a decision this month.

    Following the Government's current aged-based sequencing framework - this new cohort would likely be last in line to be immunised.

    But Auckland University medical Professor Des Gorman says we need a more nuanced approach than the oldest to youngest system.

    He says young people may not get as sick as older people - but are more socially mobile and engaged - acting as a vector for disease spread.

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