Parents have been urged to be cautious with the introduction of the new coronavirus vaccine, with some calling for the government to allow a “one-off” vaccination.
One parent, who wished to remain anonymous, told Business Insider: “I’m going to give my child this vaccine and if they are under the age of five I don’t know how they are going to handle it.”
I don’t want to lose my child’s life because they have the virus.
I’m also not sure if they will be able to use it as a booster if they have to go home.
“The Government has been under pressure from the public to consider a one-off vaccine.
A petition has been launched to allow for the vaccination of young children and adults under the ages of five.”
It’s not good enough to give people a vaccination without having the ability to go out and get their vaccine,” the mother said.”
They need to get vaccinated before they can have children, so that’s what we’re doing.
“One father, who also wished to stay anonymous, said: “You have to give the vaccine to the child and then they can take it to their doctor.
“My daughter is under the same age as me, so I would rather have her get vaccinated now.”
But I think the government should look at whether they can get rid of this vaccine as a one off, so we can have the children vaccinated and not the older children.
“It comes after the Government announced it was ending its free flu vaccine campaign, which had been available to parents for the past four months.
It is understood the Government is now planning to phase out the vaccine from December 31, after a review of the effectiveness of the vaccine.
In a statement, Health Minister Jeremy Hunt said:”The decision to end the Flu Vaccine Campaign has been taken to support the Government’s commitment to get the flu vaccine on offer to every eligible family by Christmas.”