Covid-19 UK: Jabs will be offered to 16 & 17-year olds to stop Covid spread before new school year.

YOUNGSTERS aged 16 and 17 will get the green light for Covid jabs within days.

The news comes as a study found having two vaccine doses makes people at least half as likely to catch it.

But Brits also face an “unpredictable epidemic” of the norovirus winter vomiting bug from next month that could spread in combination with the coronavirus.

With most people washing their hands more, wearing masks and staying at home, there has been a drop in colds, flu and other seasonal illnesses spreading.

So the experts fear Britain is ripe for an unusually large outbreak because the “transmission dynamics” have changed.

They view September and October as a “particularly risky point” and flagged the grim norovirus as a particular cause for concern.

And the vaccines plan for 16 and 17-year-olds comes amid growing fears of a fresh wave of Covid cases when kids go back to school and the weather gets worse.

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