One Care and our local vaccination programme teamed up with Bristol City Football Club today (20 December) as the Sky Bet Championship outfit visited Tyntesfield Medical Group’s Brockway Medical Centre.
City’s players and staff arrived in Nailsea on their branded team coach to receive their Covid-19 boosters and lend their support to the vaccination programme, helping encourage people in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) to have their Covid booster as soon as possible.
In BNSSG – as with the rest of the country – there’s a real drive to scale-up booster vaccinations in response to the Omicron variant by increasing the capacity of booked appointments in existing vaccination sites.
With 65% of total vaccinations administered through Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in BNSSG to date, Brockway Medical Centre’s lead GP Dr. Jon Rees said: “We’re delighted to have boosted the Robins today. We hope the team making such a strong public statement about having their boosters, will help encourage others to have their Covid-19 booster vaccination as soon as possible.
“Bristol City and other local sports teams have been fantastic advocates since the start of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign. It’s great that our local sports teams are encouraging vaccine uptake in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.”
Bristol City’s Chief Executive Offer Richard Gould added: “I’m really pleased that so many of the team have had their booster today. A lot of football games were cancelled over the weekend, and we wanted to come down today to help keep football going. I’d like to give credit to the NHS and to our players for being so informed and making the choice to have their Covid-19 booster.”
If they haven’t already, your GP surgery will be in touch very soon to offer you an appointment. It’s extremely important to accept your invitation to receive the booster, rather than wait.
Alternatively, you can use the online National Booking Service, call 119 or visit www.grabajab.net for more vaccination options in your area.
Vaccines are the best way to protect yourself, friends, and family from this dangerous virus. Do not put it off until the New Year. Getting your booster is a quick a pain free process.
With focus being on vaccinations in the coming weeks, general practice staff are focusing on delivering booster appointments. While you may need to wait until the New Year to get a routine appointment, please be assured that practice teams are still available to look after your urgent care needs, including symptoms that may indicate cancer.