Welcome to another week.

As the government considers vaccinating secondary school pupils against Covid-19 in September, debate rages on about whether children should be given the jab.

Some experts say that children do not need the jab as current research suggests that children are less at risk of infection, and should not be immunised purely on moral grounds – to shield the adult population from infection. Vaccine sceptics have also raised concerns about the safety of the vaccines available.

Other experts say children are just as vulnerable to the virus as adults, and that new data from countries like Brazil show that babies and children are dying at unusually high rates in the country due to Covid-19, as a suspected new variant of the virus takes hold.

Our question this week then, is just this: do you think children should be vaccinated against Covid-19?

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