Burnley have become the latest Premier League club to help their local community get protected against COVID-19, with winger Dwight McNeil and other Clarets players encouraging their fans to follow them in getting vaccinated.
A pop-up vaccination clinic has opened up for three days at Burnley's stadium, Turf Moor, to give the people of the town extra encouragement and convenience in protecting themselves and their community. Anyone aged 18 or over is able to walk in for a vaccination without an appointment.
McNeil and other Burnley first-team players, as well as those from the Academy, were among those to be jabbed on Thursday.
"People of my age can get it done now and I would encourage them to because that’s the way the world is moving now," McNeil, 21, told the club's official website.
"I have spoken to friends and family members who have been double jabbed now and I thought it was the right thing for me to get it done."
Burnley club doctor Simon Morris has been a driving force behind the project at Turf Moor.
"I’m really proud of the players for waiting their turn until the vaccine has been widely available in the community," Morris said.
"Now they feel the time is right to protect themselves, their loved ones and also help to promote the uptake in the people who are out there in the local area who haven’t had a vaccine or who are undecided."