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Former Love Island star campaigning to get teenagers jabbed against Covid-19.

Former Love Island star campaigning to get teenagers jabbed against Covid-19.

A former Love Island star and a TV doctor are campaigning to get teenagers to be jabbed against Covid-19.

Medical student Priya Gopaldas, who appeared in the most recent series of the reality show, is joining forces with Dr Emeka Okorocha from Junior Doctors.

The pair answer questions about the jab from teenage students in the film, to emphasise that the vaccine's the best way to prevent getting seriously ill with coronavirus.

“It is brilliant to see how many people aged 16-17 have already come forward to protect themselves by getting a jab,” he said. “It was great to join Priya to answer questions from students to reiterate the safety and effectiveness of the life-saving vaccines.”

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Dr Okorocha added: “A lot of young people previously felt invincible to the virus but, as an A&E doctor working throughout the height of the pandemic, I saw my fair share of healthy young adults suffering badly from Covid-19. Vaccines not only protect you but they also mean you’re less likely to pass the virus on to elderly family members.”

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