Our best shot
This paper makes the case of under 18s being given the COVID-19 vaccine.
- COVID-19 cases are rising again. In order to cut case rates, reach heard immunity, safeguard our children’s education and prevent further serious mutations, 12–17-year-olds should receive vaccinations.
- The UK should follow other countries that are vaccinating these age groups. Pfizer has been approved and rolled out in these age groups in several other countries including the United States, Israel, and many EU countries. It has also been approved by the UK health regulator.
- Masks in class, increasing accessibility to online learning, covid safe global travel and keeping lockdown and school closures should all be kept under review.
Alumni Network Chair
Pushkin was previously on the executive of the Young Liberals and is now a member of the Labour Party. He has worked with candidates from multiple parties during election campaigns, mainly supporting them with his knowledge of digital campaigning.