CLUB MTV JOINS THE NHS VACCINE DRIVE WITH EXCLUSIVE FREE GIG FOR THE VACCINATED

Club MTV has joined the national effort to get as many people as possible vaccinated against Covid-19. In collaboration with the NHS, Club MTV will be throwing an exclusive gig with headliners Rudimental and Young TBugsey for those who’ve had their vaccination.

Anyone aged 18 to 30 who has had their first COVID-19 jab is eligible to win free tickets to the event, called ‘The Reunion’, being held in London. Further support for the vaccination campaign is seen by Megabus, who are providing winners’ travel to the capital and LIVE (Live music Industry Venues & Entertainment) that represents the UK’s live music business, who has worked with its members to provide additional ticket prizes to festivals and gigs across the country.

The Reunion will bring together some of the UK’s best talent in Pop, R’n’B and Electronic music. Alongside drum and bass band Rudimental and hip-hop duo Young T & Bugsey, will be singer Kelli-Leigh, and DJs Andy Purnell and Martin 2 Smoove.

The event comes as a total of 89 million vaccinations have been administered in the UK, including over 47m people with a first dose (87.9%) and over 42m people with a second dose (77.4%). Over 71% of 18-29 year olds have already received their first jab, leaving around 29% of young people unvaccinated and at risk of COVID-19. Uptake amongst under 30s is lowest in London, where the event is being held.

According to data from Public Health England, the highest COVID-19 case rates are among 20 to 29-year-olds with a case rate of 610.3 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to August 15, down week-on-week from 685.1.

With 44% of young people* missing socialising more than anything else during the pandemic, ‘The Reunion’ will see young people reconnect and get back to the good times together. There are 125 pairs of tickets available to the event, which will be taking place at Village Underground in Shoreditch, East London, on September 15th.

To win 2 x tickets to the The Reunion, participants must share the official The Reunion artwork or upload a photo of their vaccine experience to Instagram or Twitter accompanied by #GetYourShot and #ClubMTVTheReunion. The competition runs until 12th September 2021, with the event taking place from 7pm-12am on Wednesday September 15th at Village Underground, Shoreditch.

Virginia Monaghan VP, Events & Experiences, VCN UK & Ireland (Club MTV) said:

“As we cautiously return to life as we once knew it, we’re thrilled to be supporting the NHS with this event which celebrates the joy of togetherness and music. Partygoers can expect The Reunion to combine the star-studded line-up, fresh music and atmospheric buzz that Club MTV is known for.”

Singer and songwriter, Kelli-Leigh, who will be performing at the exclusive gig said:

“The music and live events scene has taken a massive hit over the past 18 months and this has had a huge impact on both the music industry and the UK’s youth population. It’s great to see events like this that recognise and address what young people have been missing the most, and look to give back to young people and artists as, thanks to the vaccine roll out, we start to reach a turning point on the road back to normality.”

The government has also partnered with dating apps, social media platforms and large companies, such as Uber, lastminute.com Asda and Deliveroo, on adverts and incentives to get the vaccine. For example,  lastminute.com are offering a £30 gift card for holiday packages to over 18s who book their first or second jab between 20th and 31st August 2021, Asda will offer £10 vouchers for their clothing brand George at select stores to 18 to 30-year-olds who spent over £20, and Deliveroo will be distributing thousands of £5 vouchers over the coming weeks.

Data from Public Health England (PHE) shows COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective against hospitalisation from the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant, the dominant strain in the UK. The analysis shows the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 96% effective and the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is 92% effective against hospitalisation after two doses.

In all age groups the odds of experiencing symptoms for more than 28 days after post-vaccination infection was approximately halved by two vaccinations.4

From September, people will be required to have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to enter nightclubs and other large-scale events and be encouraged to take a rapid Covid-19 tests before attending.  About 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms, so everyone is still encouraged to do rapid testing twice a week at home.

The COVID-19 vaccine programme is estimated to have saved around 100,000 lives and prevented 82,100 hospitalisations and 24 million infections in England alone, the latest modelling data from Public Health England and Cambridge University shows.

Vaccines are available free of charge and from thousands of vaccine centres, GP practices and pharmacies. Around 98% of people live within 10 miles of a vaccination centre in England and vaccinations are taking place at sites including mosques, community centres and football stadiums.

 

Doctor and DJ, Bodalia, said: 

“It’s great to see the music industry getting behind the vaccine programme. As a doctor and DJ, I want everyone to enjoy themselves as safely as possible now that clubs and music events are back. If you haven’t got round to getting the vaccine yet, now really is the time to come forward and book in for your first and second dose. If you’ve questions or concerns, seek answers from the NHS or your GP.” 

Visit www.getyourshot.co.uk for details on how to win. For the latest information on the Covid-19 vaccination go to nhs.uk 

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