It is an issue likely to divide families - and the country. We understand that ministers will be advised against the mass rollout of Covid vaccinations to children until scientists obtain more data on the risks.
Experts on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation are expected to make a recommendation against jabs for under-18s in the immediate future.
They are understood to be preparing an "interim" statement for release as soon as the end of the week.
Health Editor Laura Donnelly says the advice may disappoint ministers, who have instructed officials to be ready to roll out vaccines for children this summer in order to suppress Covid and help keep schools open.
Cristina Odone explains why the battle over vaccinating children has only just begun.
It comes ahead of an expected announcement that coronavirus vaccinations will be made compulsory for NHS and care home workers.
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Meanwhile, shortages of the Pfizer vaccine have forced the NHS to slow the rollout of jabs - despite ministers promising to use the delayed reopening to ramp up vaccinations.
Supplies have been cut to virus hotspots where Covid case rates are rising among younger groups.
Just 1.2 million first doses were dispensed in the past week - compared to more than 3 million a week earlier in the programme, with the UK now lagging behind Germany, Italy and France. Search for rates by postcode.
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