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Lage: Getting your booster is the right thing to do

28 Dec 2021
Adama Traore

Wolves head coach encourages fans to protect themselves and others in their local communities

Bruno Lage has urged the local community to follow him and his Wolverhampton Wanderers players in getting their booster jabs to keep themselves and others safe this winter. 

Minutes after their goalless draw with Chelsea on Sunday, Wolves' first-team squad, including Adama Traore, pictured, joined head coach Lage and staff members to receive their third vaccine dose in the medical room at Molineux.

Lage welcomed the opportunity to have his booster jab and says everyone has a responsibility to play their part in the fight against COVID-19.

"When I came here, they gave me the chance to be vaccinated and I accepted," he told the official club website. "It was important for me because I have my family in Portugal and when I have days off, I go there to spend time with my wife and kids, so I took my vaccinations. 

"Everyone in our building is fully vaccinated, which is the right thing to do, especially with the increase in positive cases in the Premier League and wider society.

"We have a responsibility to keep ourselves and others safe, so when the players and staff were offered the booster jab, it was a simple decision for us, and it was great to do it together after the game."

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Sally Roberts, chief nursing officer for NHS Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, has praised the club for being at the forefront of the vaccination programme.

"It’'s fantastic to see the whole team at Wolves come forward for their life-saving booster jab," said Roberts.

"We'd encourage everyone in Wolverhampton to follow the team's example – don't pass, take the shot when they are invited."

Premier League clubs have continued to offer their support throughout the pandemic, most recently with both Chelsea and Leeds United opening up their stadiums for administering vaccinations.

See: Norwich team get a boost with COVID-19 jabs
See: Klopp: Listen to the experts and get the jab

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