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    Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi has confirmed people under the age of 16 will not be vaccinated against Covid-19, unless they are at risk.

    The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised ministers against offering jabs to all children until further evidence on the risks is available.

    The news means youngsters aged between 12 and 15 who are deemed vulnerable to Covid, or who live with adults who are either immunosuppressed or otherwise vulnerable to the virus, will be offered the vaccine.

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