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Covid jab should be given to 12 to 15-year-olds chief medical officers say

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Get the M.E.N.'s Manchester Family newsletter for all the latest from back to school news to ways to entertain the kids Children aged 12 to 15 should be offered a first dose of Covid vaccine, the UK’s four chief medical officers (CMOs) have said.

They were asked to make the final decision on whether to approve the vaccine for secondary pupils after the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) declined to approve it on health grounds alone.

The decision takes into account the impact of the pandemic on children’s education as well as the risks to their mental health from missing school. READ MORE: TUI cancels more holidays in latest flight and travel update The move means that around three million children could be eligible

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