Covid jab could soon be recommended for 16- and 17-year-olds, Sturgeon says

Government sources confirm scientific committee is reviewing its recommendation over vaccinating young people across UK

Children aged 16 and 17 across the UK could be given access to Covid vaccinations in the coming days, according to Nicola Sturgeon, after it emerged that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) was reconsidering its advice for young people.

Just two weeks after the body recommended against routine vaccination of children, the Scottish first minister revealed that she “hoped” over-16s would get the go-ahead to receive it after all.

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