An NHS Covid pass will also be made available to fully vaccinated 12-15 year olds. It comes after parents complained of holiday disruptions in countries including Spain, Germany and Malta as they require proof that anyone over the age of 12 has had both vaccines to enter. As the NHS Covid Pass app is only available to people aged 16 and over, the government is said to be considering creating Covid passes for 12 to 15 year olds.
But officials from the Ministry of Health are reportedly still working on the project.
At the moment it can be difficult for families to visit Italy, Austria, France and Canada as they need a vaccine pass to enter public spaces – this often includes reception areas, such as ski lifts.
It comes as Stephen Smith, a parent of a 12-year-old who had his first shot at Pfizer, spoke about the possible letter.
He said: “This is great news, but long overdue, although it looks like it won’t be a digital solution initially.
Regarding the side effects some children may experience with the Covid vaccine, the NHS lists common side effects as follows:
Most side effects are mild and should only last a day or two, such as:
• a sore arm from the injection
• Feeling tired
• a headache
• feel sore
• flu-like symptoms, including chills (chills)
Children need to rest and you can give them paracetamol to help them feel better.