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Get vaccine to avoid risk of long Covid, video tells young | News

The government has launched a new attempt to persuade young people to get a coronavirus vaccine with a video starring those admitted to hospital with the disease or suffering from long Covid.

Officials said that a target to invite all those aged 16 to 17 to come forward for vaccination by today had been met. However, vaccination rates among young people remain far lower than older age groups. Only 63.7 per cent of those between 18 and 24 have received a jab, 61.7 per cent of those aged 25 to 29, and 64.5 per cent of those aged 30 to 34. Among all age groups over 60, uptake is above 90 per cent.

The highest Covid case rates at present are among those in their


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