Young people queue for hours at Covid vaccine centre as it opens up to over
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Young people keen for clubbing and travel have flocked to a health centre and queued for hours to get a Covid 19 vaccine.
Belmont Health Centre in Stanmore, Harrow, is open today, 5 June, to over 18s who are still waiting for their first vaccine and who live or work in Harrow.
Pfizer jabs are being handed out all day at the walk in clinic and people do not need to be registered with the practice to get their vaccine.
National eligibility criteria in England states that only those aged 30 and over are currently being invited for their first jab, and it is understood health officials want to prioritise that cohort in Harrow rather than younger age groups.
The poster advertising the walk in centre clearly states that people aged 18 and over can come along and the majority of the large crowd queued up appear to be in their 20s.
By mid morning, a huge queue had formed in the area of the health centre, with the line snaking around a car park and stretching down the street.
Mr Simmons said as soon as he saw the chance to get the jab he thought he would “jump on it”, adding: “I want to get it as soon as possible really.”
Looking ahead to his first buy a hermes birkin replica
night in a club, Mr Simmons said he thinks it will be “very, very busy”, while Mr Lesser suggested it could be “wild”.
Further back in the queue was 27 year old marketing executive Olga Milevska and 27 year old student Konstantin Germer.
Ms Milevska said she heard about the walk in opportunity from a friend and thought it was a “great idea”, adding: “If we can get vaccination a little bit sooner and be protected and protect other people, why not?”
Mr Germer pointed towards the comfort of having more “freedom”, saying: “We also want to travel in summer.”
Others in the queue 24 year old Bori Toth and 22 year old Mirek Blachut had tried to get their jabs at Twickenham Stadium on Monday when it opened up to people aged 18 and over but they arrived too late.
Mr Blachut said: “That why I guess we came here at 8.30am when it was supposed to open but there was already a line.”
He said there were a couple of hundred people ahead of them in the queue when they got there, adding that the Twickenham queue moved much faster than the Harrow queue.