Oxford Mail readers have been sharing their views on the Government’s plans to offer Covid vaccinations to 12 to 15-year-olds.

All children aged 12 to 15 across the UK will be offered one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid jab.

Invitations for jabs will begin soon - parental consent will be sought for the schools-based vaccination programme.

It follows advice from the UK’s chief medical officers, who say the jab will help reduce disruption to education.

It is hoped the first jabs in England would take place by September 22, Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said.

Some readers were in favour of the move while others were opposed to it.

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ANDY BOON: “My 12 year old gets his tomorrow.”

JACOB JOHN: “If you do you shouldn’t be aloud to have kids!”

AARON ROWLAND: “Not a chance.”

NAOMI BHERZ: “No way in the world.”

OXFORD MAIL READER: “I had it, my wife had it, my parents have had it, and are extremely vulnerable. My 15-year-old wants to have it and I fully support that choice.”

LUCY DAWKINS: “No way if my children were of that age I’m hearing more and more stories with people I know with horrible side effects so no I would not let them be guinea pigs.”

LORRAINE AYRES: “Can you share some of those stories of side effects?”

LUCY DAWKINS: “I had Covid a couple weeks ago and I was OK. My kids didn’t catch it we are usually all in very good health. The last time I was ill which may I add was worse than Covid was 2019.”


JAZMINE PARHAM: “Yes my daughter wants it.”

NICOLA CARRON: “My son is 15. I will let him decide.

“My other child has a heart condition, as does my father.

“I am asthmatic and had Covid back in January so my entire family are fully jabbed. Hopefully my son will choose to take it.

“I stand by whatever choice he makes.”

SAMANTHA BROOME: “My 12-year-old son will be having it just like myself and my 16-year-old.”

TERESA DAY: “I think all kids should have the vaccine. They can spread it without knowing.”

ELAINE WARD: “Yes my 17-year-old had one and my 15-year-old is going to have one. I had Covid last year and also lost my brother-in-law to it. I was ill for my two jabs only for 48 hours.”

SAMANTHA SWAN-MERRY: “My daughter has asked to have it. She made the choice herself , so I will consent to it.”

LAUREN NORTH: “Take it as an absolute no from me - my children will not be having it!”

STACEY GRIFFIN: “Yes, my 14-year-old daughter has already had hers. No brainer authorising it.”



TORII WARDEN: “Yes my 13-year-old wants it.”


SCOTT HARBOUR-BARKER: “If my 14-year-old daughter chooses to have it then I will support her decision. I won’t force her to do anything she doesn’t want to do.”

EMILY WHATMORE: “Absolutely not.”

CHRISSY DEBANKS: “Of course not! When someone goes to court, to get a conviction there has to be evidence. so, once I feel that there’s enough to support it, i will, but there isn’t so I wont!”


STEVE HILL: “Yes. Already done. Vulnerable mum. The kids were very happy to help protect her (and themselves).

For everyone saying no, will your answers change when the school sends them home because of an outbreak?

“And says henceforth they are only allowing vaccinated kids onto the premises?”

ROBBI VERNON: “Of course. I let them ‘jab’ him when he was an infant, and again when he started grade school.

“He took the HIB vaccine in the third grade. I took it along with him. And he’s been “jabbed” a few times while ill and was hospitalised.”

JUDE HUTT: “Yes definitely.”

AMANDA ATTWOOD: “My children are late teens and have been double vaxed as have I, but I didn’t want them to have it. I certainly wouldn’t allow them to have this if they were under 16 - the AE data shows that the risks outweigh the benefits for them."