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UK vaccine advisers ‘acted like medical regulators’, over Covid jabs for children

Prof Neil Ferguson says JCVI was conservative in rejecting use of vaccines already approved by MHRA

The UK’s vaccine advisory group behaved like a medical regulator in rejecting calls for all children aged 12-15 to be offered Covid jabs despite that not being its role, Prof Neil Ferguson has said.

Last week the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said the margin of benefit for older children, on health grounds alone, was too small for the committee to support jabs for the entire age group.

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