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'I Fear I’ll Never Be The Same Again': Young People With Long Covid Speak Out

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23.08.2021

Young patients suffering with the debilitating effects of long Covid have urged people to get their vaccine.

A new NHS video features three previously healthy people in their early 20s and 30s, including a man who thought he would die with the virus in hospital.

It comes as 16- and 17-year-olds in England have been invited to book their first doses from Monday.

The invitation extends to “at-risk” people aged 12 to 15 ahead of their return to school in September.

People aged 18 to 34 now make up more than one in five of those admitted to hospital with the virus, which is four times higher than the peak in winter 2020, the NHS has said.

One expert advising the government said he thinks fewer young people are likely to get a coronavirus vaccine compared with older age groups, but added that he is “optimistic” the majority will want to have a jab.

Professor Adam Finn, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), told Sky News: “I don’t think we’re going to see as many young people receiving the vaccine as the elderly.

“Old folks like me were living in fear of Covid with very........

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