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Children as young as 12 become youngest to get Covid vaccine

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Feb 24, 2021

A GROUP of kids as young as 12 have become the youngest to get a Covid jab.

They were given the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for a national trial to test its immune response.

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Bertie Wood, 12, of Wallingford, Oxon, got his jab last week after persuading his parents

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Bertie Wood, 12, of Wallingford, Oxon, got his jab last week after persuading his parentsCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

The volunteers are being jabbed at sites at Oxford University, St Georgeā€™s University Hospital in London, University Hospital Southampton and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Bertie Wood, 12, of Wallingford, Oxon, got his jab last week after persuading his parents.

He said: ā€œI thought it would be nice to do my bit for science.ā€

While 260 will get the Covid vaccine, 40 others will receive a control meningitis vaccine.

Scientists hope they will see a similar immune response in children as in adults who get vaccinated.

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Phoebe Howard, 13, also volunteered to get the Covid jab

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Phoebe Howard, 13, also volunteered to get the Covid jabCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

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