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12 to 15 year olds to be offered the vaccination

Young people, aged 12 to 15, are to be offered the vaccine , it was announced this week.

The NHS is preparing to deliver a schools-based vaccination programme, supported by GPs and community pharmacies, it is reported.

Parental, guardian or carer consent will be sought by vaccination healthcare staff prior to vaccination.

Healthy school-age children aged 12 to 15 will primarily...

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