NHS officials have admitted they can’t say whether the roll-out of Covid jabs to 12-15 year olds has started in York and North Yorkshire.

The Press asked Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the Childhood Immunisation team for schoolchildren in North Yorkshire and York, whether the Covid vaccination programme had now started, how many jabs had been given so far and when was it hoped that the programme would be completed.

But an NHS spokesman was unable to answer, saying: “More detailed data regarding this cohort is not available at this point, but it’s likely that as the vaccination roll-out in schools progresses, more localised data will become available.”

Andrew Daly, head of Archbishop Holgate’s School in York, has told parents that he does not know when the vaccinations will be delivered for its 12-15 year olds. “We will let families know as soon as we have more information,” he said.