Young people are warned they could be banned from clubs and ‘miss out’ on travelling if they avoid getting Covid jab in new Government campaign
- Ministers are now increasing the pressure on young adults to have the jab
- Social media will be used to plug ‘Don’t Miss Out’ and ‘Get Your Shot’ messages
- Campaign will encourage clubbers, students and young adults to get both doses
Young people will ‘miss out’ on clubbing and travelling if they do not get the coronavirus vaccine, the Government will warn in a campaign launching today.
Social media channels will be used to plug the ‘Don’t Miss Out’ and ‘Get Your Shot’ message, while Heaven nightclub in London will host a pop-up vaccine centre this Sunday.
Ministers are increasing pressure on young adults to have the jab amid fears uptake could slow, despite more than two-thirds of those aged 18 to 29 already having had a first dose.
The campaign will encourage clubgoers, university students and all young adults to get both doses so they can return to the things they enjoy doing. A Q&A film has also been released featuring Bodalia – a doctor who live streams his own NHSessions DJ sets – talking about the importance of taking the jab.
The campaign will encourage clubgoers, university students and all young adults to get both doses. Clubbers are pictured above in Newcastle after restrictions were lifted and nightclubs re-opened
He has gained a massive following by performing from his kitchen in his scrubs on social media after finishing his hospital shifts.
Last month Boris Johnson made the controversial announcement that proof of double vaccination would be a ‘condition of entry’ to nightclubs and other busy venues from September.
Cabinet ministers have privately questioned whether the policy is only being floated to drive vaccine take-up, but Transport Secretary Grant Shapps insisted yesterday it was ‘not a bluff’.
More than 40 Tory MPs have vowed to oppose a change in the law to bring in vaccine passports – and nightclub owners have hammered the plan.
But Lohan Presencer, of the Ministry of Sound nightclub, said yesterday: ‘People just need to get both their vaccines so we can all keep dancing together safely.’
Bodalia said: ‘I want everyone to enjoy themselves as safely as possible now that clubs and music events are back.
More than 40 Tory MPs have vowed to oppose a change in the law to bring in vaccine passports – and nightclub owners have hammered the plan
‘If you haven’t got round to getting the vaccine yet, now really is the time to come forward and book in for your first and second dose. If you’ve questions or concerns, seek answers from the NHS or your GP.’
Health Secretary Sajid Javid said: ‘Vaccines are saving lives, protecting people, and allowing us to regain some of the freedoms we’ve missed over the last 18 months.
‘It’s remarkable to see different sectors step up to help get the country vaccinated, and my thanks go to the Ministry of Sound, Heaven, and Bodalia, among many others. Having a vaccine is one of the most important things you will ever be asked to do.’
Vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi added: ‘Getting both doses of a vaccine will be vital come September for students and people wanting to enjoy the country’s nightlife.’
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