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Covid vaccine rollout set to be extended to 16-year-olds
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Covid vaccine rollout set to be extended to 16-year-olds

The mass vaccination of children against Covid-19 is set to get the green light, with approval given for 16 and 17-year-olds to receive the jab. The Telegraph understands the change in guidance will be announced on Wednesday after scientific advisers submitted their updated advice to Downing Street. A well-placed government source said that those aged 16 and 17 will be advised to get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, matching guidance for other younger Britons. It means more than a million children will be encouraged to get a Covid-19 jab, a move that the Government had held off from taking while awaiting more medical evidence. America and some European countries are already vaccinating under-18s en masse, and have gone further than the UK is planning to at present by jabbing children as...