Ireland could offer coronavirus vaccines to adolescents aged 12-15 as early as next month after opening its programme to 16 and 17-year olds on Tuesday. Ireland‘s highly successful COVID-19 vaccine programme is running at one of the fastest rates in Europe, with almost 70% of its adult population fully vaccinated and more than 84% partially
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More than one million children in England were away from school for COVID-19-related reasons towards the end of term, according to government figures. On Friday 16 July, around 1,126,000 pupils missed class, compared with 859,000 the previous Friday, Department for Education statistics showed. The number was the highest since all students returned to classes in
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The head of the World Health Organisation has branded electronic cigarettes “harmful” as he warned their use should be better regulated to protect children and teenagers. The global health body recommended governments bring in measures to prevent non-smokers from starting to use vapes, saying such products are often marketed to young people using an array
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