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London Stadium set to become mass vaccination centre this Saturday

The venue is open for pre-booked appointments (credit: Google Maps)

London Stadium is set to become a mass vaccination centre this Saturday.

The venue in Olympic Park will be open for one day (Saturday, 19 June) between 10am and 8pm for anyone eligible.

Residents in Havering, Redbridge, Hackney, Waltham Forest and Barking and Dagenham, are among those able to register.

The NHS is currently offering vaccinations to those aged 21 and over, but jabs are expected to be available to 18- to 20-year-olds by this weekend.

The centre will be open for pre-booked appointments which can be done online.

It’s one of more than 50 vaccination sites open in north east London, with over 1 million Covid-19 vaccinations in the area already administered.

Anyone eligible, can book for your first Covid-19 vaccination here.

Dr Paul Gilluley, Chief Medical Officer for the East London NHS Foundation Trust, said: “With the rapid spread of the coronavirus variants, it is especially important as many people are vaccinated as soon as possible.

“I strongly encourage all our residents and service users across east London to book an appointment online for this Saturday’s mass vaccination event.”

Mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, said: “This vital mass-vaccination event in Newham will help us deliver more vaccinations to those who need them.

“It is vital that anyone eligible who has not had the vaccination make an appointment via the Eventbrite link.”

Graham Gilmore, CEO, London Stadium, said: “We are proud to support the brilliant work of the NHS by making the Stadium available for the vaccine rollout in this part of London on Saturday.

“We are committed to helping our local community during this pandemic and hope that this is an opportunity for those waiting to get their first jab to do so safely in our venue, in the accessible surrounds of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.”

Baroness Karren Brady, Vice-Chairman of West Ham United Football Club, said: “Getting as many people vaccinated as possible will save lives and is the best way for us to beat Covid-19.

“The football family has pulled together throughout the pandemic in support of our local communities and West Ham United is proud to continue our strong partnership with our local NHS trusts, assisting with this event as part of the national effort.

“This is an important step on the road to once again all of us enjoying the things we love doing together.”

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