THE award-winning Pirelli Stadium Vaccination Centre will be back in action this weekend ready to protect people against a winter onslaught of both Covid and flu.
Thousands of people are now eligible for a booster jab for Covid and their annual flu vaccination and Burton Albion is continuing to play a vital part in the roll out.
Burton Albion Community Trust will again, in partnership with the local GP practices (East Staffs PCN), be providing the staff and volunteers to ensure the delivery of the injections and Burton Albion FC continues to make no charge for the use of the facilities at the ground.
The sessions which start this week, and which will continue throughout the autumn are currently appointment only and are starting with the over 75s, so please don’t just turn up at the stadium.
GP practices will be contacting their patients directly and offering them a chance to book an appointment for either a Covid jab, a flu jab, or both.
BACT Head of Community Matt Hancock said: “We are delighted to continue working with the NHS to deliver this service.
“We know that Covid and flu cases are highly likely to rise during the winter months so protecting people is an important job which helps keep local people safe and well.”
Brewers Chairman Ben Robinson said: “We are very proud of what has been achieved by the Vaccination Centre since it first opened in December 2020 and the club and trust will continue to give the project our full support as we go into another winter.”
Burton Albion received the EFL Award for Community Project of the Year for the Pirelli Stadium Vaccination Centre in April.
Sarah Laing Executive Lead, East Staffordshire Primary Care Network, said: “Making sure people are protected this winter is vital and the Pirelli Stadium Vaccination Centre plays a massive role in delivering jabs.
“We would urge people to make an appointment as soon as they receive an invitation from their GP. Covid and flu have not gone away and vaccinations offer the best protection.”