教授 Chris Whitty, イギリスのチーフメディカルオフィサー, ジョナサンヴァンタム教授, 副チーフメディカルオフィサー, appeared before the Commons education committee over the decision to offer Covid vaccines to 12- to 15-year-olds, after the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) had said the benefits were too small.

Whitty told MPs said any time in school missed as a result of being inoculated should be balanced against the potentially longer period lost as a result of being infected.