Teachers and other key workers are unlikely to be given priority for vaccinations as scientific advisers prepare to recommend that jabs continue to be given by age.

Tomorrow the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is expected to sign off recommendations for the next phase of the vaccine programme, once all the over-50s have been offered an inoculation.

The Times understands that they are leaning towards recommending a continuation of the policy of vaccination in five-year age bands, down to the age of 16. Giving priority to those from certain ethnic minorities is still being considered but is not expected to be included in the final recommendations.

Every adult could receive both doses by the end of the summer, Clive Dix, the head

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