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28 September 2023

THE Pirelli Stadium Vaccination Centre will be delivering more than 5,000 jabs over the next four days as the flu and Covid-19 booster programme continues.

Among those receiving the protection afforded by the jabs was former Burton Albion Chairman Jock Gordon, aged 83 (pictured).

He was brought to the Stadium by his wife Sandra who said: “We have both had our jabs and it is a very good service. Jock is happy to be back at the football club and proud of what they are doing. The staff are all lovely.”

Chris Woolley brought his mum Eileen, 88.

Chris said: “It was a very good service, no queues, straight in, done and out. It was excellent and everyone should be really grateful for what is being done down here.”

Eligible patients within the East Staffordshire area are receiving invitations via text messages and can book appointments through the link provided.  

Vaccines are being 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 Stadium Vaccination Centre, said: “The autumn booster programme for Covid and flu is going very well and is important with the new variant of Covid around at the moment.

“We now have a very busy weekend ahead and will get more than 5,000 jabs done over the four days. By the end of October we hope to have most of the 65 plus age group done.

“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, and we are proud of the service being delivered by the club and our community trust and the great response we are getting from all those receiving the vaccinations.”

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