The Scottish government has SLOTXO confirmed children over 12 who are at higher risk of falling ill from Covid will be offered the vaccine. However the majority of children, who are low risk, will not be offered the jab for now. It follows the latest recommendations of the UK's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). Health Secretary Humza Yousaf confirmed the move after getting his second jab. He told BBC Scotland: "We always follow JCVI advice and will continue to do so." UK Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi has confirmed that the UK government will also follow the JCVI advice. Some healthy children over 12 who live with other vulnerable people can also have the vaccine, as well as those on the cusp of turning 18. They will be offered the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine because it is the only one approved for use in children aged 12 to 17 in the UK.