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Vulnerable 12-17 year olds to be offered COVID-19 vaccine

Sky, 19 Jul 2021
Clinically vulnerable children and those living with at-risk adults will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine but most teenagers will not, Nadhim Zahawi has announced.

The vaccines minister told MPs that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JVCI) has recommended that children 'at an increased risk of serious COVID-19 disease' should be offered the coronavirus jab, and that the government will take on board this advice.

It means children aged between 12 and 15-years-old with severe neurodisabilities, Down's syndrome, immunosuppression and multiple or severe learning disabilities will be offered the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

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