England fans are being told to get a jab at the Wembley vaccination centre when attending the Euro 2020 final later today, amid criticism from Tory backbenchers of the “ludicrous” pressuring of young Brits to get vaccinated. An NHS advert will also be shown during the TV coverage of the match to encourage more people to take the vaccine. ITV News has the story.
The NHS’s top doctor has urged fans to be a “team player” by getting their vaccination before the game if they have not already had one.
Fans turning up to Wembley will be able to get protected against Covid by dropping into the centre, which is minutes away from the famous arch.
Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director of NHS England, said: “The NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, is running throughout the weekend with hundreds of sites offering a walk-in service, so whether you will be cheering on England or have other plans it couldn’t be easier to grab a jab.
“The vaccine is England’s best defence, protecting yourself, your family and your loved ones against Covid, so be a team player and get both your vaccinations in what is a game of two jabs.”
Wembley is not the only football stadium running walk-in vaccination clinics, with Millwall’s The New Den and Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park also joining the national team effort to help inoculate the population during the pandemic. …
The NHS will also air an advert during TV coverage of the Euro 2020 final on Sunday night to encourage people who have not been vaccinated to get their jab.
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