Information used to decide against vaccines for teens
Alex Uhde made this Freedom of Information request to The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation
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Dear Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation,
I would like to receive full copies of all meeting minutes related to offering Covid-19 vaccinations to 12-17 year olds. I'd also like to receive all written communication (including electronic communication) committee members have made or received relevant to Covid-19 vaccination for people between 12-17 years old.
Since the pericarditis and myocarditis risks were mentioned in the media, I'd like to know if you have any evidence or reason to believe that this risk is higher from Covid vaccination than it is from natural infection - something which is almost inevitable without vaccination given current case rates. Thank you in advance for this information.
Dear Alex Uhde,
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Dear Alex Unde,
Please find attached Public Health England's response to your request. Please accept our apologies for the delay in our response. PHE has been dealing with a high volume of requests due to the pandemic.
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