Young Brits line up for three HOURS to get Covid vaccine as June 21 hangs in the balance over cases surge

YOUNG Brits today queued for three hours to get a Covid vaccine in a race to beat the Indian variant before June 21.

Footage shows crowds of people lining up along the seafront in South Ayrshire, Scotland, to get a jab.

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The town's drop-in centre is offering under-30s vaccines until 6pm tonight in a bid to lower infections.

Vaccination pop-ups have proven popular among young Brits who haven't been invited to book their jab yet.

There were also queues at Belmont Health Centre in in Harrow, North West London, today.

It is the second day in a row the clinic has opened its doors for over-18s who live or work in the area.




Yesterday, hundreds of students were turned away from a vaccination centre at University College London.

The jabs ran out in just two hours at the walk-in clinic in Camden, North London, as eager young Brits turned up in their droves.

Some students camped out from 5am hours to get a first Covid vaccine so they can go out partying in nightclubs when lockdown lifts.

UCL is the first uni to advertise a walk-in vaccine and it’s hoped this will become a more regular means of administering jabs to young people.

The clinic, run by NHS Camden, had organised the event as a walk-in vaccination session for students who were not registered with a GP.

It comes after more than 15,000 people queued for a jab at Twickenham Stadium on Monday to get a vaccine.

Queues at the rugby stadium were "longer than Glastonbury" as tens of thousands of young people patiently waited.

At the moment, Government rules say that only people over 30 are eligible to have the vaccine.

But it was announced today over 20s will be invited from next week to book their jab.

Matt Hancock today Sky News: "The majority of people going into hospital right now are unvaccinated.

"This week we will be opening up vaccines to the under-30s and so we are getting a step closer to the point when we have been able to offer the vaccine to all adults in this country.

"Then, once we have got everybody having had their second dose, then you will get this protection that we are seeing at the moment among older people, you'll get that protection throughout the whole adult population."

And all over-50s will be offered a second jab in the coming weeks to try and ensure the UK can throw off its final lockdown restrictions on June 21.

Ministers are hoping to plough through the rollout as quickly as possible to combat the rising threat of the Indian variant.

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