Covid jab uptake slows among young people in England, PHE says

Scientists say efforts to increase vaccinations by tactics seen as coercive are less useful than good communication via role models

Clearer information and messages from role models are needed to boost Covid vaccination uptake among young people, experts have said, as figures showed that fewer than 60% of 18- to 25-year-olds had received their first jab in England.

Adults over the age of 18 have been eligible for vaccination against Covid-19 in England since 18 June. But according to the latest data from Public Health England (PHE), uptake of the vaccine in younger groups already appears to be levelling off.

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