Is it time for the UK to vaccinate children against covid-19?


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A child is hugged after taking part in a Moderna vaccine trial in Los Angeles

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THE UK looks set to drop almost all of its covid-19 restrictions on 19 July, despite infections soaring. The UK government appears to be banking on the fact that more than half the nation has been fully vaccinated against the virus, helping minimise the number of hospitalisations from covid-19.

But most under-18s, who make up about a fifth of the UK population, haven’t had jabs yet. The rationale for this is that children get less sick …



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