16- and 17-year-olds to get Covid vaccine

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Wednesday 4 August 2021

Tags: covid, vaccination, JCVI

The government has confirmed that 16- and 17-year-olds will be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccination.

The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have updated their guidance, confirming that young people in this age band no longer need parental consent.

The JCVI will advise on timeframe between first and second vaccination at a later date.

This is another means by which some parents of disabled children will be able to access a vaccine for their child.

Last month, the government announced that vulnerable children over 12 will be able to access the Covid vaccine too.

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