© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Year 9 students wear protective face masks as they walk between classrooms on the first day back at school, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown begins to ease at Harris Academy Sutton, south London, Britain, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/T
(Reuters) – Teenagers in Britain aged 16 and 17 will be given the green light for COVID-19 vaccine within days before they head back to schools and colleges in September, The Sun reported https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/15771120/teenagers-offered-covid-vaccine-new-school-year/?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=sunmaintwitter&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1628014681-3 on Tuesday.
UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is poised to give the nod as soon as the weekend, the report added.
“Late teens are some of the most socially active members of society so if we can cut that transmission, it can only be a good thing,” the report quoted a government official as saying.
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