Bristol news What to expect when you get your covid jab at Ashton Gate MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Tens of thousands of us will be getting our jabs there in the coming weeks and months
Breaking News ! The first vaccination 'super centre' in the south west opened earlier this week with the target of giving 10,000 people in the Bristol area the coronavirus jab every week. Thousands more will be receiving their jabs at their local GP surgery, health centre, pharmacy or other vaccination centres set up in the community in the coming weeks. But with Ashton Gate possibly going to a 24-hour model, as long as the supplies of the vaccine come through, there's a good chance people being offered the vaccine will get the chance to head to Bristol's biggest sports and entertainment venue. While we can probably imagine - or have experienced - getting a flu jab or other treatment at our local health centre, how does a mass vaccination centre work, and what should people expect. With the first tens of thousands of people expected through the doors being elderly or vulnerable, or care workers, the bosses at Ashton Gate Stadium have put together a video explaining exactly what the process looks like, and what it's like as you pass through the different stages of getting the jab. It begins with a series of assessments - from being checked at the door, to being assessed more thoroughly by a member of NHS staff inside.
. Then there is an observation area, with chairs distanced apart so NHS staff can check to see if anyone has any immediate side effects. Bristol City fans will be pleased to note that this has been set up in front of - and with the chairs facing - the South Stand concourse's big infographic artwork depicting the Robins' famous 1-0 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup some 27 years ago. "We just wanted to make sure people knew what to expect," said a spokesperson for Ashton Gate. "A lot of people might be a bit unsure of coming to something called a mass vaccination centre, so we put the video together to show each stage and what it's like inside."
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