Readers have been sharing their views after they were asked if they think walk-in vaccine centres should be open to children.

Headteachers’ unions are calling for children to be allowed to use walk-in vaccination centres in England after new figures revealed the scale of the low take-up of the Covid-19 jab among young teenagers.

In some areas the rate of vaccine uptake is as low as 5%, while only 15 local authorities in England have managed to give a first jab to at least a quarter of 12- to 15-year-olds, data shows.

The picture is very different in Scotland, where young people can also receive doses of the jab in drop-in vaccination centres, as the take-up is already over 50% in half of local authority areas.

Here's what you, the readers had to say.

When asked if they thought walk-in vaccine centres should be open to children, Theresa Harwood said "yes".

Paul Stephenson was opposed, responding with "absolutely not".

Louise Osgood said walk-in vaccine centres should be open to children, adding that her daughter, who is shielding hasn't been called up yet and would benefit greatly from having the jab.

She said: "Yes they should. My daughter after having to shield for nearly 14 months hasn’t even been call yet via doctors."

Mary Margaret agreed that it would be good to at least have the choice.

She said: "It would be good to have the choice of taking them to the vaccine centres."

Rachel Sharp said: "My Year 7 daughter had her Pfizer shot in school a few days ago, so grateful. She's been fine, just an achy arm for a couple of days and a little fatigued. Doing everything as normal.

"Opening up the drop-in clinics to 12+ sounds a great idea.

"Could be helpful for Year 7's who aren't 12 yet, my daughter's birthday was just in time for the nurses coming in."