The stadiums of Arsenal and Watford are the latest in the Premier League to be used as vaccination centres in the fight against COVID-19.
Emirates Stadium will host National Health Service staff and volunteers to administer residents with their first jab over a four-day period, starting today through to Monday 28 June between 08:00 and 20:00 BST. Local residents without a vaccination can either book an appointment or turn up on the day for their jab.
To encourage as many people as possible, Arsenal are also offering free stadium tours for visitors during that period.
“The vaccine is helping to bring us out of the pandemic,” Jonathan O’Sullivan, acting director of public health in Islington, told the club’s official website. “But we need more people in Islington and London to get vaccinated.
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“We hope the pop-up at this iconic landmark in the borough will provide some extra incentive.”
Watford host COVID-19 clinic
On Sunday, Vicarage Road will be allowing people to receive their first vaccination from 10:00 to 21:00 BST. Anyone aged 18 and above can book an appointment or simply turn up on the day.
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— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) June 23, 2021
Clubs helping NHS
Throughout the pandemic, Premier League clubs have been providing their facilities and resources to help the NHS and those in need in their communities hit by the virus.
Last weekend, Brentford Community Stadium, London Stadium, Stamford Bridge and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium were offering vaccinations or COVID-19 tests, while Anfield, Selhurst Park, Villa Park, Old Trafford, the Amex Stadium, Elland Road and Manchester City’s Etihad Campus are among the other venues which have supported the training and/or administering of vaccinations to date.