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Children could override parents’ decision on vaccines, says Zahawi

UK vaccines minister says healthy 12- to 15-year-olds could have final say if they are ‘deemed to be competent’

Healthy 12- to 15-year-olds could override their parents’ decision on vaccination in the right circumstances, a minister has said, as the UK government prepares to overrule advice and extend jabs to younger teens.

Nadhim Zahawi, the vaccines minister, said parents of healthy 12- to 15-year-olds would be asked for consent if coronavirus jabs were approved for their children – expected to be pushed through by ministers this week.

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