What are your thoughts on teenagers aged 12-13 year old getting the Covid-19 vaccine?

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Bit unethical, at least imo. The fact that the U.K and other rich countries seem hellbent on the inoculation of everything short of the neighbours cat while poorer countries are left to their own devices, is a bit of a poopy move, for lack of expletives. Hoarding vaccines so that they can be given to low-risk groups in countries with better medical systems rather than giving them to countries with high-risk groups still unvaccinated, with poor medical systems to boot, is just asking for those countries to turn into variant factories.

Don't get me wrong, it's great we're going to see less incidence of COVID in youngsters and the like (and consequently less problems for the adults who have those kids.) I just think it's wrong that vaccines have been hoarded up for that purpose.
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I think if a child is fully informed it's okay eg they know it the risk to them is different than their parents/grandparents and they understand their risk from COVID is incredibly low (if they aren't clinically vulnerable of course). I think they should have to consent as well as their parents but i assume that's not the case.
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honestly a bit pointless. why give it to kids who aren't affected badly by covid? high risk kids fair enough. but those vaccines could be given to more vulnerable people or people in other countries who don't have access to vaccines as easily as we do.
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If they can prove that the risk of the virus is higher than the risk of the vaccine for children that age then I’m fine with it, with parental consent. I don’t believe that data exists at the minute though; so for now I’m against it.
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I don't agree with offering the covid vaccines to anyone in the uk under 18, unless they are deemed particularly high risk and they & all the persons with parental responsibility for them are in agreement as regards accepting the vaccine.
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It ain't right chief
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Kids can be huge carriers of the virus without showing symptoms as all adults know kids don't wash their hands or cover their mouths properly. Get them vaccinated and help protect the elderly.
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Vaxx the lot of em.
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It seems people have once again forgotten about Gillick competence.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/consen...ment/children/

Parental consent is not required and should not be required if Gillick competence is proven.
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My 12 year old (well he's 12 on Friday) will be getting the vaccine as soon as possible, along with my 14 and 16 (well she's 16 on Saturday) year olds.
My husband is CV so as a family I think it's important we all protect each other. It's their decision but they're all of the same opinion.
That just leaves my 8 year old.
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I think its a waste of doses. The risk for this age group is low, and we don't even know how long the vaccine provides protection for. Yes, school age children are largely responsible for spreading it, but there's no point vaccinating them until the rest of the world (adults) are also protected. All the time we spend wasting doses on very low risk groups, covid is able to spread like wild fire in other countries and mutate. One day there will be a variant that is largely resistant to the current vaccines, and we will be back to square 1.

We shouldn't be vaccinating children, we should be donating doses and helping other countries protect their vulnerable and adult populations.
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