Millions of Covid vaccines could go to waste if young people fail to come forward for their top-up shot, it emerged today.
The booster programme has slowed in recent days to 143,000 jabs a day, barely a fifth of the number being dished out only three weeks ago.
This is despite 20million adults in England still being without their extra doses — or 40 per cent of all over-18s.
Young adults are least likely to have got their third dose, with barely 30 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds being boosted. In terms of those who are eligible, that got their second dose at least three months ago, only half have come forward.
The Health Secretary today called on the age group to get their boosters, saying it will help ‘keep you and your loved ones safe’.
But there are fears falling cases nationally and an ebbing sense of crisis will lead to fewer people coming forward for their jabs.
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