Leicester Mercury

‘Speed up jabs’ plea


MORE must be done to speed up Covid-19 vaccinatio­ns for children and ramp up the booster campaign, a leading scientist has said.

Professor Neil Ferguson said the Government should be “less cautious” about offering second jabs to youngsters. Prof Ferguson, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencie­s (Sage) also called for the booster campaign to be rolled out “more aggressive­ly”, warning that some vulnerable groups could be waiting until February.

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