Vaccines will be rolled out in pop-up clinics across England at Primark, the Tate Modern and the Open Championship this weekend as part of an NHS “grab a jab” initiative.
The mass inoculation drive is aimed at boosting vaccine uptake among the young ahead of Freedom Day on July 19, when the majority of coronavirus restrictions are set to be lifted.
It comes as new figures reveal that more than a third of young adults in England have not had a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
Some 64 per cent of people aged 18 to 29 had received a first dose as of July 11, according to estimates from NHS England, meaning 36 per cent are likely to be unvaccinated.
In the heart of London, jabs will be offered to visitors at the Tate Modern on Friday evening, with a DJ booked to keep the crowd entertained while they wait.
So-called “vaccine caddies” will offer doses to eligible golfers, staff and the 30,000 expected visitors at the Open Championship golf tournament in Sandwich, Kent.
Younger men lagging behind women on vaccine uptake
Shoppers will be able to grab-a-jab at Primark in Broadmead Shopping Centre, Bristol, and at the Trinity retail centre in Leeds.
With temperatures set to soar to 28C on Saturday, jabs will also be offered to sunbathers in all commons across south-west London, Greenwich parks in London and Liverpool’s Sefton Park.
NHS staff and volunteers will also attend The Oval cricket ground this weekend, where people can be vaccinated.
Over 68 million vaccinations have been delivered in England by the NHS since 91-year-old Margaret Keenan from Coventry became the first to get the jab in December 2020.
The online web tool that allows people to find their nearest centre by simply entering their postcode would be updated from today to make bookings easier, the Government said.
The pace of the UK's vaccination roll-out is slowing
To date, over 38 million people across England, more than 85 per cent of all adults, have been jabbed.