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World Southgate urges young people to have jab

04:10  24 july  2021
04:10  24 july  2021 Source:   bbc.com

England's national coach Southgate calls for vaccination on

 England's national coach Southgate calls for vaccination on The English national coach Gareth Southgate called young adults in his country to vaccinate against Corona. © Frank Augstein / AP Pool / DPA England's National Trainer Gareth Southgate is committed to vaccination. «Oldies like I have both vaccinations, so we can go on with our lives, but for you younger is now the chance that everything opens that you will get your freedoms back," said the 50-year-old in a video message.

England manager Gareth Southgate is urging younger people to get vaccinated, saying it is a chance to "get your freedom back". It comes after it was revealed the proportion of people aged 20 to 29 testing positive for Covid in England had hit record levels. In the message, released by 10 Downing Street, he said vaccination was "our best Public Health England's figures show, in the last week, 1,155 people in their 20s tested positive for every 100,000 in the population. That is the highest rate of cases in any age group since mass-testing began, experts said, urging everyone in this group to get both jabs .

The England manager Gareth Southgate has joined the campaign to encourage people to have their coronavirus vaccine, saying it will allow them to “get your freedom back”. Downing Street has released a message from the football manager thanking the public for their support during the team’s journey to the Euro 2020 final and urging younger people in particular to get the jab .

England manager Gareth Southgate is urging younger people to get vaccinated, saying it is a chance to "get your freedom back".

Gareth Southgate smiling for the camera © Getty Images

It comes after it was revealed the proportion of people aged 20 to 29 testing positive for Covid in England had hit record levels.

In the message, released by 10 Downing Street, he said vaccination was "our best route out of this problem".

Many young adults have not received a first vaccine dose yet.

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About 34% of 18- to 29-year-olds in England - about three million people - have not been vaccinated at all. In Scotland, about 30% are not yet vaccinated.

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Gareth Southgate has called on under-30s to get their Covid vaccines. Alarmingly, it has been revealed that one in three 18 to 29-year-olds has still not had their first dose. And in a video message thanking the nation for its support during Euro 2020, Southgate , 50, appealed directly to the young , saying: “If you “Oldies like me have had both jabs so we can crack on with our lives, but for you younger ones, it’s the chance for everything to open up. “So much of that is going to rest on you having the vaccine. So don’t put it off any longer. We can open everything up, we can protect the people we need to protect

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But half of all under-30s in England - more than four million people - received a first dose in the three weeks after the vaccination programme was opened to those in their 20s in June. And the vaccination rate is still climbing for this group in England and Scotland.

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Southgate started by thanking fans for their support of the England team at Euro 2020, before saying: "We know the last 18 months have been incredibly difficult for everybody.

"And there's no doubt that the vaccination programme is our best route out of this problem, not only for us as a country but across the world.

"So I just wanted to say how important it is, if you haven't had your vaccine yet, to go and get it done."

He said "oldies" like him could now "crack on" with their lives if they were fully vaccinated, adding that "for you younger ones especially, it's the chance for everything to open up, to get your freedom back".

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The surge in infections is also hampering the rollout, with those who test positive unable to have be jabbed within 28 days of an infection. Uptake has take slower on sunny days and on days when England played in Euro 2020. On Monday Boris Johnson announced vaccine passports will be made France has reported a huge surge in vaccine appointments after President Macron announced a vaccine passport would be compulsory for people wanting to enter bars, restaurants and other public spaces. Paul Hunter, a professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, warned: ' Young people

The former England player continued: "So much of that is going to rest on you having the vaccine.

"So, don't put it off any longer, go and get it done, we can open everything up, we can protect the people we need to protect and you guys will get your freedom back."

Harry Kane, Jordan Henderson, Steve Holland standing in front of a crowd: Gareth Southgate thanked England fans for supporting the team © Getty Images Gareth Southgate thanked England fans for supporting the team

Public Health England's figures show, in the last week, 1,155 people in their 20s tested positive for every 100,000 in the population.

That is the highest rate of cases in any age group since mass-testing began, experts said, urging everyone in this group to get both jabs.

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