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Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty cites ISER research in recommendation to introduce vaccines for 12-15 year olds

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ISER’s research into the impact of school closures on children’s wellbeing helped to inform the advice from the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, to Government as they considered the introduction of vaccines for 12-15 year olds.

The Nuffield Foundation-funded research, led by Dr Birgitta Rabe, Reader at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, with Dr Laura Fumagalli from ISER, Dr Claire Crawford from the University of Birmingham and Dr Jo Blanden at the University of Surrey, used data from the Understanding Society Covid surveys to understand how children and their parents were affected by the school closures during the first lockdown in March 2020.

Read the full report School closures and children’s emotional and behavioural difficulties here and the letter to the Secretary of State here