COVID vaccine priority – young before old? | World News

The UK is immunising the elderly and most vulnerable groups first in the fight against coronavirus – with healthcare workers and carers also a priority.

In Indonesia, they are doing things differently, with 18 to 59 year olds at the front of the queue.

The strategy is perhaps ethically questionable, leaving those most at risk of falling seriously ill or worse vulnerable.

But might the move actually be a smart idea?

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Dermot Murnaghan, our South East Asia correspondent Siobhan Robbins explains more about Indonesia’s COVID vaccine rollout.

We are also joined by Senior Research Fellow on the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease, Alberto Giubilini and GP Ellie Cannon, who participated in the Oxford Vaccine Trial.

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