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UK vaccines watchdog ‘approves second jabs for 16 and 17-year-olds’

Announcement on teenagers expected as prime minister urges people to get booster shots

The government’s vaccines watchdog is understood to have approved the idea of second Covid vaccinations for teenagers aged 16 and 17, putting in place another element of plans to boost protection from the virus into the winter.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) decided in favour of first jabs for the age group in early August, saying at the time it was likely that second shots would begin 12 weeks after the first dose.

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