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Covid: Hundreds of thousands of under-18s to get vaccine

BBC News

By James Gallagher

July 19, 2021

Children over 12 who are at higher risk of getting ill if they catch Covid will be offered the jab, the vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi has confirmed.

But the vast majority of children in the UK, who are low risk, will not be offered the vaccine for now.

However, some healthy children over 12 who live with other vulnerable people can have the vaccine, as well as those on the cusp of turning 18.

It means, overall, around 370,000 children will be eligible.

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