Kebabs for jabs: Uber and Deliveroo will offer young adults cheap food in exchange for a Covid vaccine - as a Pfizer booster is made available for the over-50s and clinically vulnerable
- Uber, Deliveroo and Pizza Pilgrims are in discussion about offering jab incentives
- Only two-thirds of people aged 18-30 in England have had first dose since June
- In plan, Uber will offer discounts for under-30s in cars and takeaway services
- Other companies will be offering vouchers or discount codes for food and films
Young adults will be lured into vaccination centres with the promise of cut-price taxis and takeaways, as Boris Johnson tries to tackle the relatively low take-up among the under-30s.
Uber, Deliveroo and Pizza Pilgrims are among the companies in discussion with the Government about offering incentives as part of the 'Jab 18-30' drive.
So far, only two-thirds of people in that age bracket in England have received a first dose since they became eligible in June, compared with 88.4 per cent across all age groups, meaning more than three million 18-to-30-year-olds remain unjabbed.