Health and Social Care Secretary statement on Covid-19 vaccination of at-risk children aged 6 months to 4 years21 April 2023 Following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on Covid-19 vaccinations of at-risk children aged 6 months to 4 years, the Health and Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay has issued a statement formally accepting it. The JCVI advises that children aged 6 months to 4 years in a clinical risk group should be offered 2 3-microgram doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. You can read the JCVI’s full advice here on the health protection section of the GOV.UK website. It is important to note that data shows that Covid does not pose a serious threat of harm to most children. Furthermore, not all children who are in a clinical risk group are equally at risk of harm should they contract Covid therefore it should be a parental decision made (if necessary) with the guidance of their child’s healthcare team as to whether they wish to vaccinate for protection against Covid or not. For more updates on COVID-19 and everything JIA, follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even our TikTok!