UCL Institute of Health Informatics


Preprint coverage: Vaccinating adolescents in England: a risk-benefit analysis

12 August 2021

Preprint paper by Prof. Christina Pagel UCL, Prof. Deepti Gurdasani QM, and colleagues "Vaccinating adolescents in England: a risk-benefit analysis" has been covered by news headlines.

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The UK JCVI committee recently announced that vaccines would not be offered to all 12-17 year olds, as the potential risks were not outweighed by the benefits. Here, we offer a quantitative risk-benefit analysis of vaccines among 12-17 year olds in England, showing that the benefits of vaccination greatly outweigh risks among12-17 year olds in England in the current context.

This Preprint paper has been covered by The Guardian, Daily Mail and iNews this week.

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