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UK vaccine committee advises COVID-19 shot rollout should continue by age

·1 min read

LONDON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Britain should continue to prioritise people by age rather than occupation, the chair of Britain's vaccine advice committee said on Friday, as it is simple and will help maintain the speed of the programme.

"We know the age based programme is simple and works very well, and therefore, it seems sensible to continue with that, keeping an eye on speed," Professor Wei Shen Lim, COVID-19 Chair for the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said at a news conference.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Michael Holden)