17 January 2022,   19:26
COVID jab rollout for 12 to 15-year-olds to start in UK schools

All children aged 12 to 15 across the UK will be offered one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID jab, writes BBC.

Invitations for jabs will begin soon - parental consent will be sought for the schools-based vaccination programme.

It follows advice from the UK’s chief medical officers, who say the jab will help reduce disruption to education.

It is hoped the first jabs in England would take place by 22 September, Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi said.