There is huge support for giving Covid jabs to children over 12 – and millions want it extended to the over-fives.
Three in four voters say it’s a good way to stop another coronavirus wave and believe parents should urge their teenage children to be vaccinated.
But despite strong backing for the initiative, the idea of offering free pizzas as ‘bribes’ to encourage teens to get the jab has fallen flat.
Young people are keener on the idea –but they would rather have a free taxi ride to a vaccine centre.
These are among the key findings of the first poll since the Government announced it is to offer vaccines to 16 and 17-year-olds.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be encouraged by huge overall support for the initiative revealed in the JL Partners survey for the Daily Mail.
A total of 84 per cent say 16 and 17-year-olds should have the jab and among 16 to 24-year-olds, support is even higher at 87 per cent.
There is similar enthusiasm for jabbing secondary school pupils: seven out of ten say 12 to 15-year-olds should be vaccinated. The Daily Mail disclosed yesterday that the Government’s scientific advisers are considering offering jabs to this age group later this year.
There is even public support for vaccinating primary pupils: 44 per cent say five to 11-year-olds should get the jab; 38 per cent oppose this.
Read more: Britons back jabs for children: Almost three-quarters of us support giving ‘Covid vaccines’ to the over 12s … and millions want it extended to the over-fives. If these figures are correct (if) then the UK is officially dominated by programmed lunatics