BREAKING: All 16 and 17-year-olds to be offered COVID-19 jabs

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The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended that all 16 and 17-year-olds be given a first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19.

The JCVI says it is confident that young people will be given around 80% protection against hospitalisation after they are given the first dose.

It is hoped vaccinating younger people will help stem any possible autumn surge of COVID-19.

Professor Wei Shen Lim, the chair of the JCVI, explained their reasoning behind the decision.

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