Tottenham stadium to host walk-in vaccination clinic

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, with around 2,000 Oxford AstraZeneca jabs set to be handed out.

The clinic will be delivered by Morris House Group Practice and Haringey GP Federation. It will operate on a walk-in basis from 10am until 4pm at the latest.

The clinic will be open for first-dose vaccinations only to anyone over the age of 45 or those with an invitation letter to be vaccinated from the NHS. Entry to the stadium will be located via Entrance 6 on Paxton Terrace, with wheelchair access to be made available and a managed queue system to be in place to ensure social distancing.

The vaccinations themselves will be carried out on the stadium’s West Stand Level One concourse and will be delivered by trained vaccinators from GP vaccination sites in Haringey.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was used as a COVID-19 testing centre between April last year and February this year, while dressing rooms, medical and media facilities were transformed to host North Middlesex University Hospital’s Women’s Outpatient services between April and July to free up capacity at the hospital itself. More than 41,500 appointments were delivered at the stadium during this time.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said: “From the start of the pandemic, the club has recognised the role it can play in the fight against COVID-19, utilising our world-class stadium facilities.

“It makes me so proud to know that, following on from the assistance we have already provided our local NHS services during the past year, we are now going to be part of this final push to help return our lives to normality.

“We strongly encourage anyone that is eligible to come along and receive their jab on the day – not many will be able to say they were vaccinated in such a unique location as our stadium.”

The vaccination services coordinated by the Haringey GP Federation have delivered over 100,000 vaccines for patients across the borough so far.

Dr Russell Hearn, clinical lead at Morris House Group Practice, added: “The vaccination effort in Haringey has represented the best spirit of our Borough and we are pleased to have teamed up with Tottenham Hotspur to allow people access to the vaccine through a walk-in clinic, continuing the club’s long history of promoting health and wellbeing within its communities.”

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