Why we must keep talking about Covid vaccine - the YEP says

Leeds is on the brink of reaching a significant milestone this week as the number of people in the city to receive their first Covid-19 vaccination looks set to pass 100,000.

Thursday, 4th February 2021, 6:00 am

It is a reflection of the determination held by everyone involved in the rollout locally to move as swiftly as possible to offer our most vulnerable residents this important protection.

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And those efforts have received a welcome boost from Leeds United as it offered up its stadium as a mass vaccination centre likely to open to the public from next week.

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Leeds United has offered up its stadium as a mass vaccination centre, which is likely to open to the public next week. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

But, as we report today, reliable information on the vaccine is not necessarily reaching younger generations who choose social media over trusted newspapers like this one.

Health chiefs fear that if take-up in some age groups is low, more outbreaks will follow.

It is here that each of us can play a part in the national effort to eradicate Covid-19 by talking to our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews about how their decision to get vaccinated could make all the difference.

Visit nhs.uk/CovidVaccine to read more about the vaccination programme.