The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “‘No time to waste’: Covid vaccines to be offered to all 16 and 17-year-olds within weeks” – below is their description.
Healthy teenagers aged 16 and 17 will be offered the Pfizer vaccine within weeks and will be able to overrule their parents to get vaccinated, after a rethink by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
Speaking at a Downing Street press briefing, Professor Jonathan Van Tam, the deputy chief medical officer, said there was “no time to waste” in rolling out the jabs to teenagers, and said he would be happy to have his own children vaccinated.
“I want us to proceed as fast as practically possible,” he said. “The NHS has been kept informed of what has been deliberated by JCVI and it has been preparing multiple permutations and options for many weeks now, and I would expect this programme to begin in a very short number of weeks.”
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