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UK children aged 16 and 17 expected to be offered Covid vaccine

Minister says JCVI experts to update advice ‘imminently’ on widening access to vaccine to more teenagers

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Covid vaccines are expected to be offered to children in the UK aged 16 and 17, in line with many other countries, after a minister confirmed government experts will update their advice “imminently”.

Michelle Donelan, the universities minister, said the government was expecting an announcement from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on widening access to the coronavirus vaccine to more teenagers.

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