Walk-in vaccine clinics for schoolchildren will be unveiled within weeks in an effort to speed up the jabs rollout.
The Mail on Sunday can reveal that Ministers are planning to launch the scheme for 12-to- 15-year-olds shortly.
It comes amid concern that the Government has been far too slow in rolling out the vaccination programme in schools.
Sources also claim the new clinics are an attempt to keep anti-vaxxers away from the school gates.
Last night, there were fresh calls to speed up the vaccination of teenagers after an analysis of official figures by The Mail on Sunday found almost half of new Covid cases in England are now in the under-20s.
When schools went back early last month, 33 per cent of new cases were in that age group.
But by the second week of this month, the proportion had grown to 46 per cent. Teenagers now make up the lion’s share of infections in the under-20s.