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Whole year groups off in Harlow primary schools as Covid maintains its grip

Education / Sat 5th Feb 2022 am28 06:57am

MORE than one in eight primary schoolchildren in England were infected with Covid during the last week of January, the highest prevalence for any age group at any stage during the pandemic.

Figures released on Friday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest that infections have now peaked among primary schoolchildren, but the surge is continuing to cause significant disruption with large numbers of children absent from school due to positive tests.

YH has been made aware of whole year groups off in at least one Harlow primary school as so many staff have been struck down by covid.

The peak in infections comes as the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is expected to make a recommendation as to whether Covid vaccination should be extended to all children aged five or over. This week, the NHS began to roll out vaccines to children aged between five and 11 in the clinically vulnerable category after the JCVI approved the move in December.

The full article can be found here.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/feb/04/one-in-eight-primary-pupils-in-england-had-covid-last-week-figures-show

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1 Comment for Whole year groups off in Harlow primary schools as Covid maintains its grip:

SJ
2022-02-06 10:12:19

What are children being vaccinated for? Being vaccinated doesn’t prevent you catching or spreading the virus, and with no long term safety data, should kids really be vaccinated? Who knows what future health problems may occur in years to come.

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