Vaccinating teenagers against Covid is priority, says UK epidemiologist

Neil Ferguson says immunity levels falling behind other countries that have jabbed 12- to 15-year-olds

The scientist whose modelling was instrumental to the UK going into its first lockdown has backed vaccinating teenagers as a priority.

Prof Neil Ferguson, from Imperial College London, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme levels of immunity in the UK were falling behind some European countries that had inoculated teenagers faster than us.

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