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Still no decision on Covid vaccines for 12-15 year olds, says Government minister

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Get the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox so you never miss a thing A formal decision has not yet been made on whether to vaccinate healthy 12-15 year olds against coronavirus, according to a government minister.

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi has denied not listening to the experts as he insisted the Government is yet to decide whether the vaccine programme will extend to the younger age group.

Mr Zahawi said if the UK’s chief medical officers recommend vaccination then it “absolutely” is the right thing to do, but he said he does not want to “pre-determine” that. READ MORE : "The hardest winter we've ever had" A&E doctor warns The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) decided against backing the move on

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