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Newcastle GP Services will offer vaccinations from a special bus at St James' Park, with jabs set to be given between 11am and 4.30pm on August 7 in their first game against Daniel Farke's side.
:syringe: #NUFC players received their Covid-19 vaccinations today as part of a pop-up event organised by the Newcastle GP Services and Newcastle City Council.
Vaccines are available across the city, every day of the week with an updated list available here :point_right: https://t.co/37pvRzJMbQ pic.twitter.com/wxDmQ2nxR9
- Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 21, 2021
There is also an opportunity for anyone who is vaccinated at the match on August 7, or who has previously been vaccinated in the city, to win a signed Newcastle shirt.
To be in with a chance to win, people just need to attend the match against newly-promoted Norwich to get their vaccine or come along to the vaccine bus with their proof of vaccination card.
Last month, a number of Newcastle United players received their Covid-19 vaccinations as part of a pop-up event organised by the Newcastle GP Services and Newcastle City Council.
First team players Isaac Hayden, Joelinton, Ciaran Clark and Federico Fernandez were vaccinated at the club's training ground in Benton.
.@NUFC players have received their Covid-19 vaccines as part of a pop-up event by @NewcastleGPs and @NewcastleCC :syringe: They're encouraging others to get their jabs.
:camera_with_flash:: @NewcastleGPs @NUFC ' #HeartNews pic.twitter.com/Tb7UDozTR0
- Heart NE News (@HeartNENews) July 21, 2021
Emily Fisher, who is the Vaccine Operational Lead for the GP-led vaccination sites in Newcastle, thinks this is a great chance to get the jab.
"It's fantastic that we can continue our partnership with Newcastle United, not only vaccinating the players, but also their fans.
"It's a great opportunity to get vaccinated without having to think about where you need to go, or whether you need to make an appointment - you simply need to turn up, get jabbed, and off you go. Hopefully to watch the team win!"
Paul Catterson, a club doctor at Newcastle United, has stressed the importance of getting vaccinated.
"It's a great opportunity for players and staff at the club to support the local NHS services in this incredibly important push to get everyone vaccinated.
"Newcastle GP Services have been very supportive of the club's attempt to vaccinate as many people as possible.
"We wholeheartedly encourage supporters and our local community to do the same as many of the players and get their jabs.
Great to see COVID-19 vaccines being offered to #NUFC fans outside St James' Park on days of Norwich friendly (Saturday) & the opening Premier League match of the season vs West Ham (Sunday, August 15).
A "vaccine bus" will be in the city centre between 11am & 4.30pm both days.
- Chris Waugh (@ChrisDHWaugh) August 4, 2021
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