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People over 40 are next in line for the vaccine, with no priority to key workers – St Helens Star

The JCVI said that targeting occupational groups (such as teachers) would have been more complex to deliver and may slow down the vaccine programme.



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OVER 40s will be next in line for the coronavirus vaccine, with working through age groups the fastest way to stop Covid deaths, experts advising the government have announced. 
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) had considered whether groups such as teachers and police officers should be vaccinated next, but concluded the most effective way to prevent death and hospital admission is to carry on prioritising people by age.
It said modelling studies for phase 2 of the vaccination…

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