However, the Superior Council of Infectious Diseases in Luxembourg does recommend the jab for children who fall into vulnerable categories and could experience complications from the virus.

The CSMI has declined to recommend a general rollout of coronavirus vaccines to children aged 5 and over, instead recommending the vaccine be offered only to children considered vulnerable to Covid-19. The vaccine could be made available as early as 13 December for children who are medically considered to be at risk from the virus.

The council also recommended that young children over 5 living with a vulnerable member of the household should be offered the jab, in order to reduce the risk of transmission.

For all other children aged between 5 and 12, the council stated a global vaccine campaign would not be considered urgent at this moment in time. For now, the council said it was more important for adults to take up vaccine invitations.