22 Jun 2021

Covid-19: Provisional approval granted for teen vaccine

From Morning Report, 8:14 am on 22 June 2021

Should the Government give the green light for the Covid-19 vaccine to be given to those aged 12 to 15 years old?

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced yesterday that Medsafe has given provisional approval for that to happen.

She added that vaccinating the younger age group would protect others, such as parents, grandparents and teachers, but no decision has yet been made.

Auckland specialist paediatrician Dr Emma Best spoke to Susie Ferguson.