4 Aug 2021

Covid jabs offered to 16 and 17-year-olds in UK

The NHS has been asked to offer all 16 and 17-year-olds Covid jabs as soon as possible, the health secretary said today. Sajid Javid said the roll-out should begin this month.

In Scotland, where schools go back in two weeks, 16-year-olds can book from this Friday.

So why did the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation change its advice, and is it too late to avoid a surge this autumn?