Young people in Wolverhampton are being urged to get their life-saving Covid-19 vaccine amid rising case numbers within their age group.
The infection rate among 17 to 24-year-olds is almost twice that of the city as a whole and an increasing number of people, including younger patients, are also being admitted to hospital – the vast majority of whom have not been vaccinated.
It’s not surprising that infection rates are highest among younger people – they have only been eligible for the vaccine for a few weeks and are also more likely to be in close contact with others, either at work or in education or while they are out socialising.
But people are not immune to the virus just because they are young and, now that they are eligible for the vaccine, it’s crucial they get it.
Over 30 walk-in vaccination clinics are being held in Wolverhampton every week, enabling people to get their first or second jab without an appointment.
They are open to anyone aged over 18 and some locations are also offering vaccinations to 16 and 17-year-olds. For full details, please visit www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/localvaccine.
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