To jab or not to jab – that is the question on the lips of most young people right now.
Since the announcement that first 16- to 17-year-olds were to receive the coronavirus vaccine, then 12- to 15-year-olds, there’s been hot debate online and in homes across the country.
The Government and Chief Medical Officers are clear – vaccinating young people means they’re far less likely to catch serious Covid-19, suffer from serious illness or pass it on to others.
And it doesn’t just protect them physically but mentally, too. Because if they catch coronavirus this winter, youngsters will miss out on going to school and college, seeing friends, going to parties and enjoying all the things they are being allowed to do again.
And chances are they will catch it – last week, England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, warned that it was ‘inevitable’ for the unvaccinated.
So far, the vaccines have done an incredible job – they’ve saved more than 100,000 lives in England alone. Not only are they safe and effective, they’re also quick, easy and free to receive. And there’s nothing in them to cause concern to any religious groups or vegans.