A THIRD of teenagers in the Vale of White Horse have received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine, figures show.

The UK Government called for teenagers to get their second jab ahead of their return to school after the Christmas break, in an effort to tackle the Omicron wave.

It was recommended that 16 to 17-year-olds receive a second dose of the Covid jab in November – extending the advice to those aged 12 to 15 just before Christmas.

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Figures from the UK coronavirus dashboard show 2,129 people aged 16 and 17 in the district received two jabs by January 16 – at least 62 per cent of the age group. 1,556 12 to 15-year-olds received two doses of the jab by that date, equating to 21 per cent of the age group.

It means 3,685 under-18s in the Vale of White Horse are double-jabbed, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

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