UK’s four chief medical officers decide to set aside view of vaccine watchdog that benefits of jabs were too minimal to justify them
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Children aged 12 to 15 will be given Covid vaccinations, the UK’s four chief medical officers have decided, setting aside the view of the government’s vaccine watchdog that the clinical benefits of such jabs were too minimal to justify them.
In a decision that will relieve ministers, who hope a mass programme of vaccinating older children could help reduce Covid infection numbers over autumn and winter, the chief medical officers from the UK four nations said a first injection could take place immediately, with the possibility of a second dose in the spring school term or later.