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COVID Vaccinations To Be Offered To Fans At Newcastle United Games

Jack Kenmare

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COVID Vaccinations To Be Offered To Fans At Newcastle United Games

Newcastle United fans will be able to get a COVID vaccine if they attend the club's opening Premier League fixtures against Norwich and West Ham.

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.

They will return on August 15 when the Magpies take on West Ham in their second game of the Premier League campaign.

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.

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.

Topics: covid, Football, Premier League, Newcastle United, vaccination

Jack Kenmare
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