UK decision on Covid vaccine boosters expected on Thursday

Posted by on September 8, 2021 4:35 am
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Javid also says decision imminent on jabs for 12- to 15-year-olds, and children would be allowed final say on whether to have it

The UK’s vaccines watchdog is expected to decide on Thursday about a Covid booster vaccine programme, with ministers hopeful that approval for vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds could follow imminently.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is scheduled to meet on Thursday to examine interim results from the Cov-Boost study, which looks at the impact of one of seven different vaccines as a third dose, on top of either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines.

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