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Covid jabs set to be offered to UK 16 and 17-year-olds

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  • 4th August, 2021 07:03:54 PM
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Covid jabs set to be offered to UK 16 and 17-year-olds

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UK experts are set to recommend all 16 and 17-year-olds should be offered a Covid vaccine.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation stopped short of making the move last month, saying it was still assessing the benefits and risks.

About 1.4 million teenagers will be included in the new rollout but it is not known when the jabs will start.

They are only offered now to those over-12s who have underlying conditions or live with others at high risk, BBC reported.

But some countries, including the US, Canada and France, are routinely vaccinating people aged 12 years old and over.