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Covid vaccine clinics at King Power Stadium as NHS teams up with Leicester City Football Club

2nd September 2021 | By Liz Mattock | Posted in

People aged 16 and over can get the covid vaccine this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Leicester’s King Power Stadium. This is the second time that Leicester City Football Club has hosted the clinics, following on from a successful series held in July 2021.

In a video message shared on social media, Leicester City player Luke Thomas is encouraging anyone who’s eligible for the jab to “head down and go and get your vaccine”.

The clinics will be open from 11am to 7pm between Friday 3 September and Sunday 5 September. No pre-booked appointments are necessary, but anyone wishing to attend at a specific time can reserve a place at https://bit.ly/KPStadium

Dr Caroline Trevithick, Executive Director of Nursing, Quality and Performance and Deputy Chief Executive of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups, said: “We’re so pleased to be able to run clinics from King Power Stadium for a second time and we hope it will encourage many more people to have this life-saving vaccine. If you are eligible but have previously not come forward, for any reason, I urge you to reconsider and to get it done now. It’s not too late and you’ve not missed your chance, whatever your age.”

The vaccine provided will be Pfizer which is suitable for anyone over the age of 16. For people aged 18 or over, first or second doses will be available but there must be at least an eight-week gap between both doses. 16 and 17-year-olds only need a single dose.

The clinics will be located at turnstile W1 at King Power Stadium, with NHS marshals on hand across the three days to provide further support and information.

Leicester City Football Club Ambassador, Alan Birchenall, said: “It’s great to once again be hosting the COVID-19 vaccination clinics at King Power Stadium. Covid has really restricted our lives, so the sooner we can get back to doing the things we love, with the people who are most important to us, the better.”

People wanting to book a timed appointment at the King Power Stadium can do this at https://bit.ly/KPStadium

A postcode search for other covid vaccine clinics is available at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine.

 

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