ITV News published this video item, entitled “Covid vaccines approved for 16 and 17 year olds in UK – regulators hold news conference | ITV News” – below is their description.
All healthy 16 and 17 year olds in the UK are now eligible for a coronavirus vaccination and will soon be offered to book an appointment, the government has confirmed.
Ministers accepted advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JVC), which said evidence shows the benefits of vaccinating 16 and 17 year olds far outweigh the risks.
A specific date has not yet been set for when appointments will become available, however the rollout is unlikely to begin this week and may not next week either, it is understood.
The NHS is said to be considering the logistics of this stage of the vaccination programme, with schools or colleges not being ruled out as possible settings.
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