16 and 17-year-olds are to receive the Covid jab after the Government’s scientific advisers have updated their advice

An announcement after the submission from the Joint Committee on Vaccination is expected to say that those aged 16 and 17 will be advised to get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines

Yesterday Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that she was “hoping” to receive updated advice from the JCVI on the vaccination of 16 and 17-year-olds.

Currently jabs for children over 12 are limited to those who are clinically vulnerable or live with someone at risk.

Children are at a very low risk from Covid-19 themselves, according to leading scientists, but can catch and pass the virus, meaning they are a factor when countering future case surges.



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