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To vaccinate children or not? Getting decision right is far from child’s play

The JCVI is under pressure from ministers to make a decision over booster jabs and vaccines for 12- to 15-year-olds

It is a mantra heard less often these days, that the government will “follow the science” over Covid, and for good reason. As current uncertainty over the UK’s vaccine programme shows, there are times when science and politics can lead you in very different directions.

NHS England is preparing for the rollout of both third “booster” Covid vaccines and to extend vaccinations to the bulk of 12- to 15-year-olds, while the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) hopes one or both these will begin in early September.

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