VACCINATIONS for both seasonal flu and Covid-19 will once again be offered at the award-winning Pirelli Stadium Vaccination Centre.
Vaccinations will start from Saturday, September 16, and will run throughout the autumn period and invites are now in the process of going out.
Dr David Atherton, Clinical Director, East Staffs Primary Care Network, said: “Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium Vaccination Centre builds on the successful and ongoing relationship forged between Burton Albion Community Trust and the local GP practices.
Eligible patients within the East Staffordshire area will receive invitations via text messages and can book appointments through the link provided.
Vaccines will be offered to the following groups in line with government guidance:
– All adults aged 65 years and over;
– Persons aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group,;
– Persons aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression;
– Persons aged 16 to 64 years who are carers.
Roy Burton, BACT’s Community Care Co-ordinator for the Pirelli Vaccination Centre said: “We are looking forward to again working in partnership and supporting the Local Primary Care Network/NHS and are proud to be delivering the Autumn Covid/Flu Vaccine booster programme .
“We will be looking to hit the 750,000 landmark in terms of vaccinations at the Pirelli Stadium by the end of this year’s campaign which is an incredible achievement from when it all started back in December 2019. All this wouldn’t have been possible without the continued and loyal support from the amazing BACT volunteers and the tremendous support of the football club.”
Burton Albion Chairman Ben Robinson said: “We are delighted to be able to offer the facilities at the Pirelli Stadium, as we have always done, as the club continues its support for this programme that was last year awarded the EFL Award for the Community Project of the Year.
“It’s an incredibly important project that the club and our community trust are proud to support.”