The Leader podcast: Freedom day’s coming, so why are young people not getting jabbed?

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Nurse prepares vaccine (PA Wire)
Nurse prepares vaccine (PA Wire)

Health editor Ross Lydall tells us why health chiefs in London are so concerned about the lack of young people coming forward to get the coronavirus vaccine.

With ‘Freedom Day’ approaching, an enormous effort’s underway to encourage older teens and twentysomethings including the Tate giving up its Turbine Hall for a vaccine event with a DJ.

It comes as Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty says the pandemic is far from over, and the country could get into “a lot of trouble very quickly” if people don’t take care as lockdown is lifted.

A further 48,553 confirmed Covid cases were announced on Thursday, including 5,743 in London.

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