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Britain's vaccine postcode lottery 'means healthy adults in their TWENTIES are getting jabs'

Added 02-24-21 09:36:03am EST - “Examples have been most common in London,? which is seeing the poorest uptake of anywhere in Britain, but there have also been cases in parts of Manchester, Scotland and Wales.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Vaccine postcode lottery 'means healthy Brits in their 20s get jabs'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Some regional NHS sites have started dishing out Covid jabs to healthy people in their twenties, it emerged today in another example of the UK's vaccine postcode lottery.

Despite national guidance stating only the top six priority groups should currently be invited for the jab, there have been growing reports of younger Brits who don't have underlying conditions and are not frontline NHS or social care staff receiving their first dose.

Examples have been most common in London, which is seeing the poorest uptake of anywhere in Britain, but there has also been anecdotal evidence of it happening in parts of Manchester, Scotland and Wales.  

GPs in the capital are believed to be moving down through the priority groups to use up doses that would otherwise go to waste. But it's not clear why others are ignoring Government guidance or if admin errors are contributing to the problem.

Ellie, 28, from Balham, London, got her first injection in mid-February, despite having no underlying health woes. When she asked why she was being selected ahead of more vulnerable people, she was told it was her 'lucky day'. 

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