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Children as young as 12 to be vaccinated from as early as next month in race against Delta strain

Covid Delta variant surge ‘on way’ — while booster shots for elderly ‘possible’

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Elaine Owens (21) from Ceilbridge, Co Kildare, gets a Covid antigen test from tester Maedbh Foley before attending the Pilot music festival yesterday. Picture by Gerry Mooney

Elaine Owens (21) from Ceilbridge, Co Kildare, gets a Covid antigen test from tester Maedbh Foley before attending the Pilot music festival yesterday. Picture by Gerry Mooney

Elaine Owens (21) from Ceilbridge, Co Kildare, gets a Covid antigen test from tester Maedbh Foley before attending the Pilot music festival yesterday. Picture by Gerry Mooney

Vaccination of children as young as 12 against Covid-19 could begin as early as next month.

It comes as the State races to beat an expected surge in the Delta variant in the coming weeks as the return of schools in late August approaches.


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