COVID-19: Young people are getting rewarded for taking COVID jabs

Asda, National Express and have joined Uber and Deliveroo in offering motivation for young people getting jabbed, in a bid to boost vaccine uptake.

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Asda and National Express are among some of the firms that have announced they will offer incentives to young people getting the COVID vaccine.

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Free Now taxis, and Better leisure centres will also give rewards to those booking in for a vaccine.

Uber, Bolt and Deliveroo have already indicated that they will give discounted rides and meals for customers who get the jab to help boost vaccine uptake.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said Asda will offer £10 vouchers for their clothing brand George to vaccinated 18 year olds who spend over £20.

Travel enterprise, will offer over-18s £30 gift cards towards holidays abroad for people getting vaccinated.

Better leisure centres will give over-16s a £10 voucher to use on any Better membership and a free three-day pass at any of their leisure facilities across the UK.

Taxi service app Free Now will provide up to £1m in free rides for those over 18 years attending their vaccine appointment everyday from Sunday until the close of September.

National Express Buses in the Midlands will offer 1,000 people five-day unlimited travel saver tickets, which can be used within 90 days.

Discounted vouchers

The DHSC said that delivery giant Deliveroo has revealed further details of their support, including thousands of £5 vouchers to those who get the vaccine and will distribute those in the coming weeks.

Bolt will offer £10 vouchers for 10,000 rides from next week in Birmingham and Leicester, and Uber is expected to announce further details around their drive to help students get vaccinated ahead of term time.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid said:

It is fantastic to see more companies backing the phenomenal vaccine rollout and joining the public as they do everything they can to continue protecting their loved ones, themselves, their community and this country.
With over 84,000 lives already saved and 23 million infections prevented by the vaccines, get the jab as soon as possible and take advantage of these excellent offers; whether that's for taxi rides, gym passes, or trips away with family and friends.
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