6th July 2021
Baggies back ‘grab a jab’ at the Hawthorns
West Bromwich Albion fans are being urged to “grab a jab” at The Hawthorns, as the club is throwing its full weight behind the vaccination drive as pop-up clinics appear around Sandwell.
Sandwell Council, in partnership with NHS colleagues and local community organisations, is setting up more pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinics across the borough – including two days at the home of West Bromwich Albion tomorrow, Wednesday (7 July) and Thursday (8 July).
Baggies defender, Dara O’Shea – who has recorded a short video for fans on social media – said: “It’s really important that everybody can get their Covid-19 vaccination and we can get all of our supporters back to The Hawthorns as quickly as possible. We’re proud to be supporting the NHS vaccine rollout.”
And it’s not just Albion fans who are welcome – anyone aged 18 or over can go along to get vaccinated at The Hawthorns, or at several other locations around Sandwell over the coming weeks.
Details of clinics are also available online at www.healthysandwell.co.uk/clinics
Anyone aged 40 or over who needs their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, can also go to Tipton Sports Academy, Wednesbury Oak Road, Tipton, Monday to Sunday from 8am-6pm. (First and second dose Pfizer and AstraZeneca available).
Please make sure it’s at least eight weeks since your first dose.
No appointment is necessary.
With Covid-19 cases rising both in Sandwell and across the West Midlands region, being fully vaccinated is the best way of protecting yourself and others from becoming seriously ill.
Dr Lisa McNally, Director of Public Health in Sandwell, is urging as many people as possible to get fully vaccinated.
“Getting vaccinated means that we’ll be protected against what is now becoming a serious surge in cases across the West Midlands. We’re seeing severe illness developing even in young people and the vaccination protects us against that.
“Getting vaccinated may also improve our chances of getting abroad on holiday this year. With media reports suggesting that we may soon need to be fully vaccinated to go on holiday to many areas, as well to avoid self-isolating when we get home, getting vaccinated is a very good idea.”
“It’s great to be working the Baggies on this. Holding vaccine clinics in the community makes it easier than ever for people to get vaccinated. No appointments are needed – just turn up and we’ll make sure you get jabbed.
“We need as many people as possible to get vaccinated to return to any sort of normality. Get your jab, get protected and get on with your life!”
More clinics will be announced over the coming days.