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Covid: Can children have the Covid vaccine in the UK? Children Covid vaccine: Who can have the jab in the UK?
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Hundreds of thousands of under-18s will now be offered the Covid vaccine in the UK.Hundreds of thousands of under-18s will now be offered the Covid vaccine in the UK.
They'll get the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, as that's the only one which has been approved for 12 to 17-year-olds - so far.They'll get the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, as that's the only one which has been approved for 12 to 17-year-olds - so far.
However, the news means that most children still aren't eligible for the jab - in keeping with guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).However, the news means that most children still aren't eligible for the jab - in keeping with guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
BBC health reporter Laura Foster explains why, and why that might change in the future. BBC health reporter Laura Foster explains what the guidance is and why it might change in the future.