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Fifth of Covid hospital admissions are aged 18-34, says NHS England

Chief executive urges young people to get vaccinated, with pop-up clinics and walk-in sites available * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage More than one-fifth of people admitted to hospital with Covid-19 are aged between 18 and 34, according to the new NHS England boss, who is urging young people not to delay getting vaccinated. The NHS England chief executive, Amanda Pritchard, said the proportion of patients aged 18-34 in hospital had nearly quadrupled from 5.4% at the peak of the winter wave in January to reach more than 20% last month, with 5,000 seriously ill in hospital. Continue reading...

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