Thorpe Park in Surrey to open pop-up Covid vaccine clinic

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The drive comes as figures published on July 18 suggested that 66.4 per cent of people aged 18 to 29 in England have had their first jab. (Getty Images)
The drive comes as figures published on July 18 suggested that 66.4 per cent of people aged 18 to 29 in England have had their first jab. (Getty Images)

A vaccine clinic is to open at Thorpe Park in Surrey in a bid to get more young people vaccinated against Covid-19.

Those visiting the theme park will be able to get vaccinated before getting on a rollercoaster.

The pop-up clinic will be offering Pfizer jabs to anyone who has not yet taken up the offer, or second doses to those who are eligible, the NHS said.

A Primark store in Bristol and The Open Golf tournament in Kent were among other venues being used in the vaccine push.

The drive comes as figures, published on July 18, suggest that 66.4 per cent of people aged 18 to 29 in England have had their first jab.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid said: “From historic sites such as the British Science Museum, to huge entertainment events like Latitude Festival, we have worked to ensure the Covid-19 vaccine is easily accessible.

“This new pop-up clinic at Thorpe Park is a fantastic opportunity for theme park enthusiasts, young people and families to get a vaccine while they enjoy a day out.”

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