More Petty Bribes Employed to Get Young ‘Jabbed’

In case free burgers and cash prizes aren’t enticing enough, a range of firms, including Asda, National Express Buses and Deliveroo, have announced new incentives to get young Britons vaccinated against Covid. The Telegraph has the story.

Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, announced that five companies will be offering incentives to persuade the young to get jabs.

Asda will offer £10 vouchers for its George clothing brand to 18 to 30 year-olds who spend more than £20. These will be offered at vaccine pop-up clinics in Old Kent Road, in south London, and Watford and Birmingham.

Lastminute.com will provide £30 gift cards towards holidays abroad to all young people getting vaccinated through its website, while Better leisure centres will give over-16s a £10 voucher to use on any of its membership deals and a free three-day pass at any of its 235 leisure facilities across the U.K.

FREE NOW will provide up to £1 million in free taxi rides each way for over-18s attending a vaccine appointment Sunday until the end of September.

National Express Buses (Midlands) will offer 1,000 people five-day unlimited travel saver tickets which can be used within 90 days. Tickets can be claimed by sharing vaccine booking references in the company’s app.

Deliveroo confirmed that it will offer thousands of £5 vouchers to those who get the vaccine, while Bolt said it would provide £10 vouchers for 10,000 rides in Birmingham and Leicester from next week. …

Teenagers within three months of turning 18 can also now book a vaccine appointment online through the National Booking Service or by calling 119. …

Mr Javid said: “It is fantastic to see more companies backing the phenomenal vaccine rollout and joining the public as they do everything they can to continue protecting their loved ones, themselves, their community and this country.

“This truly is a national effort and we would not be where we are today without the support of the NHS, volunteers, businesses and the people of the U.K. themselves as we continue to build the wall of defence through every jab given.”

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