Half of Under-30s in England Vaccinated Against Covid

The NHS is set to reach another milestone with the English vaccine roll-out today with half of all adults under the age of 30 having received a first dose of a Covid vaccine. So why do Government advisers continue to push for lockdown to be extended? Sky News has the story.

More than 4.2 million people aged between 18 and 29 have received a jab in the three weeks after the coronavirus vaccination programme was opened up to those in their twenties.

Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi praised the “phenomenal achievement”.

He added: “It’s fantastic to see so many young people coming forward for their jabs, doing their bit to protect themselves and their loved ones.”

It comes as hundreds of “grab a jab” walk-in vaccination sites, including at stadiums and shopping centres, opened in England.

The sites were designed to boost uptake of the Covid vaccine amid rising case numbers fuelled by the Delta variant…

Appetite for jabs remains high as the vaccination programme enters its final stages.

More than one million vaccination bookings were made between Monday and Wednesday this week, while the NHS is also contacting people aged 40 and over to bring forward their second dose in line with updated expert advice…

More than four in five adults have now received their first jab and over 60% of people have received both doses, the NHS said.

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