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Offering young people cheap fast food for getting Covid jab slammed by MPs


OFFERING young people cut-price fast food if they get jabbed has been branded a panic move by MPs.

The vouchers for vaccine scheme will see companies such as Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Pizza Pilgrims give discounts to customers who get a vaccine in a push to protect more young Brits.

Only two thirds of 18 to 29-year-olds have had their first jab

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Only two thirds of 18 to 29-year-olds have had their first jabCredit: nb press ltd

But the deal flies in the face of the Government’s healthy eating drive.

It is aimed at heading off a Tory revolt against Covid passports for access to nightclubs or football matches.

One senior MP said: “One minute they tell us pizza is bad for us — now they’re handing them out.

” They are in a state of panic.”

Tory ex-minister Steve Baker said: “It would be simpler just to pay them a straight fee.”

Only two thirds of 18 to 29-year-olds have had their first jab.

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