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vaccinating young people - information about previous FOI

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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

On August 26, 2021 I put in the following FOI Request to DHSC:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...
(Your ref: Freedom of Information Request Reference FOI-1357241 )

And was told:
DHSC does not hold the information you have requested.

We suggest that you may wish to direct your request to Public Health England (PHE), as
PHE provides the secretariat for the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation
(JCVI), and is data controller for its information.

Putting this request to PHE (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/v...), I recieved the following:

The Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) do not sit within UKHSA nor did they sit
within PHE before the transition. The Department of Health and Social Care
(DHSC) take decisions on vaccination and the CMOs support that process.

Under Section 16 of the Act, a public authority has a duty to provide
advice and assistance. Accordingly, you may wish to contact DHSC for the
risk assessments and evidence considered in the vaccination of 12-15-year
olds.

Could you tell me which department I am supposed to send the request to please? DHSC says it's PHE, and PHE says its DHSC.

Ultimately, the information I am trying to request is the following:

I would like to know if any risk assesments have been carried out for vaccinating young people aged 18 and below, for Covid-19.
If there have been any risk assesments carried out, could you please supply them?
If there haven't been any, could you explain why not?

As there have only been 64 deaths involving Covid 19 for the age group 0-19, 50 of those having pre-existing conditions, since Jan 2020*, I would also like to know the urgency for vaccinating young people aged 18 and under.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/wp...

As the JCVI argued against vaccinating 12-15 year olds, I would also like to see what evidence Chris Whitty and the other CMOs used to go against this decision and vaccinate that age group.

Yours faithfully,

Duncan Husband

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Could you please reply to this request? By law, you should have responded by 19/11/21.

Yours faithfully,

Duncan Husband

FreedomofInformation, Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mr Husband,

Thank you for your email about your Freedom of Information request (our ref: FOI-1369451).

We apologise that we have been unable to reply to your FOI request by 19/11/2021, and we apologise for the continued delay. We will reply to your request as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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