20 December 2021: Earlier today, Bristol City Football Club visited a vaccination clinic at Brockway Surgery in Nailsea to have their Covid-19 booster vaccinations.

Players and staff arrived at the general practice on their branded team coach to lend their support to the vaccination programme and help encourage people in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire to have their Covid booster, as soon as possible.

Dr Jon Rees, Lead GP at Brockway Surgery, said: “We’re delighted to have boosted Bristol City, today. We hope the team making such a s

trong 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.”

Richard Gould, Chief Executive Officer of Bristol City, said: “I’m really pleased that so many of the team have had their booster, today. A lot of football games were cancelled over 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.”

In Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, we are scaling-up booster vaccinations in response to the Omicron Covid-19 variant by increasing the capacity of booked appointments at our existing vaccination sites. Your GP will be in touch to invite you to book an appointment for your Covid booster or you can book an appointment using the online National Booking Service or by calling 119. Some of of our clinics also have a local booking system.

You can find up to date information for all the vaccination options in our area at www.grabajab.net. Where possible, priority will be given to older adults and those in a COVID-19 ‘at-risk’ group.