Some 1.4 million youngsters will likely be provided a coronavirus vaccine, with ministers anticipated to increase the programme.
The vaccine is already accessible to kids aged 12 and over if their well being leaves them at larger danger, or in the event that they stay with an immunosuppressed individual.
Sky’s chief political correspondent Jon Craig stated: “What’s going to occur is that this breakthrough, this very vital growth within the vaccination programme.
“Sixteen and 17-year-olds, beforehand the federal government was simply speaking about susceptible youngsters – not anymore.
“And this can be a main change, a significant transfer ahead within the vaccination programme.”
The change in coverage was first hinted at by the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday.
Ms Sturgeon stated: “We’re ready on JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) recommendation.
“After I say ‘we’, I’m clearly referring to the Scottish authorities, however the UK, Welsh and Northern Irish governments are in the identical place.”
She added: “First, as a precedence, I’m significantly hopeful that we’ll see up to date suggestions for 16 and 17-year-olds.
“I hope for – presumably veering in direction of anticipating – up to date recommendation from the JCVI within the subsequent day or so.”
Appointments could possibly be accessible inside two weeks as a result of vaccine reserves, based on The Instances.
The Telegraph stated the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines could be accessible according to steerage for younger adults.
Labour’s shadow well being secretary Jonathan Ashworth stated: “With the JCVI apparently about to present the inexperienced mild to vaccinating 16-year-olds, ministers want to make sure plans are in place to roll out this important subsequent stage of vaccination whereas making certain mother and father have all of the details and data they want.”