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Healthy children aged 12 to 15 should be offered one dose of a Covid vaccine, the UK’s chief medical officers say.
The CMOs said it would help reduce disruption to education.
It comes after the government’s vaccine committee said there was not enough benefit to warrant it on health grounds alone – but they said ministers could take into account other factors.
The CMOs concluded this tipped the balance given the virus was going to keep spreading over winter.
They said this would continue to cause disruption to face-to-face education given the policy in all parts