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UK faces difficult choices on future Covid vaccination strategy

Analysis: should vaccines be used for children and booster shots or go toward the global effort to save lives? * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage The UK’s Covid vaccination programme has been an astonishing effort. To date almost 89% of adults have received their first dose and just over 73% have had their second. And the programme is set to expand. Children over the age of 12 who are extremely vulnerable or live with someone at risk are already offered the jab, but this week the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended that 16 and 17-year-olds should also be offered their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. Booster shots are also expected to be rolled out later this year to the most vulnerable. Continue reading...

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