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Get jabbed on vaccine ‘Super Saturday’, young Londoners told – as Covid cases soar among 20-24-year-olds


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oung Londoners were today urged to get jabbed on a vaccination “Super Saturday” as confirmed Covid-19 cases soar among 20 to 24-year-olds in some boroughs.

Thousands of appointments were as of this morning available at mass vaccination centres at West Ham, Chelsea and Charlton tomorrow, and at Spurs on Sunday.

Prof Fenton told The Standard: “Our collective mission over the coming weeks is clear – we must keep case rates down as we further expand the vaccination roll-out.”

However, he also warned: “Case rates are on the increase across the city, with sharp rises among the 20-24 age group in some areas.

“We need young Londoners everywhere to help get us over the line by getting jabbed, getting tested and following the basics of Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air at all times.”

The capital currently lags behind other regions in the jabs roll-out, leaving it more vulnerable to a surge in cases.

Only about 8,000 of the 15,000 vaccine appointments available at the Olympic stadium had been reserved by last night, the Standard understands – prompting the Mayor to urge Londoners not to miss the chance of a life-saving jab.

Mr Khan, who was meeting vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi today to press the case for more Pfizer and Moderna jabs for Londoners under 40, told the Standard: “We are working incredibly hard to make this weekend a massive success.”



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