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Failure to vaccinate enough young people will allow mutant strains to rage out of control in NI, warns virologist

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Fightback: A healthcare professional prepares a first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

Fightback: A healthcare professional prepares a first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

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Fightback: A healthcare professional prepares a first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

A failure to vaccinate enough young people against Covid-19 could allow a mutant strain of the virus to rage out of control in Northern Ireland, it has been warned.

Dr Connor Bamford, a virologist from Queen's University in Belfast, said the race is on to vaccinate as many people as possible to reduce the number of people who become seriously ill as a result of Covid-19.


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