HOPEFUL teens today queued for hours to get a first Covid vaccine so they can go out partying in nightclubs when lockdown lifts.
Belmont Health Centre is handing out Pfizer jabs to walk-ins in Harrow, North West London.
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And keen over-18s who live in the area and are still waiting for a first vaccine have been lining the streets to get protected.
Pictures show the teens forming a huge queue around the health centre – including through the car park and along the street.
Some are hoping to get the vaccine ahead of "Freedom Day" on June 21 when lockdown lifts and clubs re-open.
Jamie Lesser, 20, said: "If all plans go ahead, clubs are going to open in three weeks’ time and we both have plans to go out.”
The student said he plans to party for "about five days in a row" when nightclubs re-open to make up for the last year.
His pal Daniel Simmons said he thought he would "jump on it" when he saw the chance to get a vaccine, adding: "I want to get it as soon as possible really.”
Marketing executive Olga Milevska, 27, and friend Konstantin Germer, also 27, are hoping to go travelling in the summer when they get the vaccine.
Olga said: "If we can get vaccination a little bit sooner and be protected and protect other people, why not?”
Chand Shah, a 25-year-old accountant, said he thought it was a "good idea" to get the vaccine ahead of the possible further easing of restrictions.
Asked if he expected to get his vaccine so soon, he said: "No. I was expecting August to be honest."
He added: "I think if you get the vaccine you feel safer."
It comes after more than 15,000 people queued for a jab at Twickenham Stadium on Monday to get a vaccine.
Queues at the rugby stadium were "longer than Glastonbury" as tens of thousands of young people patiently waited.
Anyone under the age of 30 was invited to come along for a jab as health chiefs tried to shift doses to meet targets.
At the moment, Government rules say that only people over 30 are eligible to have the vaccine.
And all over-50s will be offered a second jab in the coming weeks to try and ensure the UK can throw off its final lockdown restrictions on June 21.
Ministers are hoping to plough through the rollout as quickly as possible to combat the rising threat of the Indian variant.
Boris Johnson is now battling to keep his pledge to lift the rules completely on June 21 – the final phase of his roadmap.
The Sun revealed today how a secret plan is being worked on to delay lockdown lifting by two weeks.
A Government spokeswoman said "no decision" had been made on whether to ease all restrictions on June 21.
She added: "As the Prime Minister has set out, we can see nothing in the data at the moment to suggest that we need to deviate from the roadmap.
"We continue to look at the data and the latest scientific evidence and no decision on Step 4 has yet been made."
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