Freedom Day pushes Covid vaccines to bite young people – .

Freedom Day pushes Covid vaccines to bite young people – .

A The latest push to bite young Londoners was underway on Friday as thousands go unvaccinated and risk spreading the virus or suffering from Covid for a long time.

It came as one of the capital’s chief nurses issued a blunt warning that the membership of teens and young people in their twenties had “plummeted” into the mistaken belief that they were “invincible.”

Pippa Nightingale, head of the North West London deployment, said previous problems with too few vaccines to meet demand had been reversed – clinics now had plenty of doses but not enough people showing up.
The latest figures show that only 8,185 first jabs were given in London on Wednesday. The capital is currently over two million first and second doses of government targets for “freedom day” on Monday.
But, on a positive note, NHS chiefs were rushing to make additional appointments for a mass vaccination event at Tate Modern on Friday night after 1,200 slots were filled.
The event, in the Art Gallery’s Turbine Hall, runs from 5-9 p.m., with DJ and influencer Zoe London spinning tunes while people wait for their jab. Appointments will be accepted.

Other ‘festival-style’ mass clinics are also being hosted this weekend by Chelsea and Spurs and at The Oval cricket ground in a bid to lure the ‘Instagram generation’ to catch a jab.
There will also be pop-ups at Wandsworth Common, Greenwich Park, Camden Market and Weavers Fields in Bethnal Green to take advantage of the warm weather.
Over 100 street pharmacies offer walk-in jabs.

The number of Londoners testing positive for Covid each day rose to 5,743 on Thursday, with the highest rates among the 20-24 age group.
Ms Nightingale, chief nurse at the Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust, said ‘the hardest thing we are facing right now’ was the shortage of people showing up for a jab.


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