Rotherham United’s first team players and staff are hoping to have set the example for people in the local area after they gathered at their Roundwood training base to receive doses of the covid-19 vaccination.
With the help of the NHS and local vaccine volunteers, the club’s Performance Manager Ross Burbeary was able to organise this unique session for the Millers players as we continue to get back to a more ‘normal’ looking world and navigate our way safely out of the coronavirus pandemic.
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With the help of brilliant local NHS staff, members of the first team received their Covid vaccinations, in the hope of setting the example to the wider community.#rufc | #ForeverTogetherForeverProudhttps://t.co/qLN1pVrY1z pic.twitter.com/efFyjzZmnl
A number of Millers personnel had already received a first dose of the vaccine and were on-hand on Saturday to receive a second, whilst those yet to be vaccinated – most of the younger members of the squad - assembled at the club’s training headquarters to get the jab.
Goalkeeper Josh Vickers receives his second dose of the vaccination
Numbers of people in the younger demographic in the Rotherham area suggest that they have been less likely to join older members of the population in getting vaccinated and it is hoped that by getting involved, the Rotherham United first team can prompt others of a similar age to do the same.
The club’s training ground gym was temporarily transformed into a covid-safe vaccination area with players and staff alike joining the queue to have either the first or second of the two doses.
As chatty as ever, Dan Barlaser gives his medical details prior to his Covid vaccination
We would like to say a huge thank you to Andrea Kitchen and her dedicated team for giving up their time on Saturday - and indeed throughout the pandemic - to help us get back to a more 'normal' way of living.
You can book your vaccine now, HERE.