Sky Blues players get their first Covid jabs at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire - The Coventry Observer

17th Aug, 2022

Sky Blues players get their first Covid jabs at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

A NUMBER of players and staff from Coventry City FC received the first dose of their Covid-19 vaccines this week.

The team members headed to the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) on Monday.

Their visit coincided with the milestone of the hospital administering 70,000 doses since the first dose outside clinical trials was given there to Coventry grandmother Maggie Keenan on December 8 last year.

Coventry City defender Michael Rose was among the almost a dozen players who came to receive their first dose.

He said: “It was good. The process was really quick and easy. It didn’t hurt either, it felt just like the flu jab.”

UHCW’s vaccination centre, located in the portacabin near to the hospital’s main entrance is accepting walk-in appointments this week for members of the public who are over 18 and wish to grab their first or second Pfizer jab.

The next walk-in session is this Saturday, between 8.15am and 3.30pm.

People can also book appointments by clicking here.

Free parking is available on site for anyone receiving their vaccine. They need to park in any of the public car parks and enter their registration number into the iPad upon exiting the clinic.

Prof Nina Morgan, Chief Nursing Officer at UHCW, said: “It has never been easier to receive your Covid-19 vaccine – as the players from Coventry City have shown.

“Getting jabbed helps protect us all from coronavirus. If you haven’t yet got vaccinated for whatever reason, now is the time to get that sorted and join the tens of millions who have protected themselves and their loved ones from the virus.

“Please bring forward your second jab if it’s eight weeks or more since your first, when contacted to do so by the NHS, so that you get the maximum protection offered by the vaccines.”

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