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Football fans get opportunity to net a COVID-19 vaccine ahead of Port Vale match

Press Release from Together We’re Better

Football fans travelling to Port Vale for the match against Brentford can ensure their day is a success whatever the final result by getting their COVID-19 vaccines during the same trip tomorrow (8 January).
Nearby Burslem Cricket Club will be hosting a walk-in clinic for anyone aged 16 and over offering Pfizer first, second and booster jabs at its ground in Greyhound Way, Stoke-on-Trent, between 9.30am-4.30pm.

The clinic will also be offering Pfizer third doses to people with a weakened immune system who are able to bring along a referral letter from their GP or a hospital doctor.

The cricket club is only a six-minute drive or 30-minute walk from Port Vale’s Vale Park ground in Hamil (corr) Road, offering home and away fans plenty of time to get their latest vaccine dose and make it to the match ahead of the 3pm kick-off.

The Burslem Cricket Club walk-in clinic will also be offering vaccines on Sunday (9 January) between 9.30am and 1pm.

Dr Paddy Hannigan, Clinical Lead for the vaccination programme in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, said: “Our COVID-19 vaccines are playing a key role in allowing people to stay healthy so they can travel, meet up and enjoy events such as football matches despite the ongoing pandemic and concerns about the Omicron variant.

“It is vital that everyone ensures that they are as well protected as possible against Coronavirus by getting fully jabbed at the earliest opportunity – and it is particularly important for people who are attending crowded venues such as football grounds.

“By getting your COVID-19 vaccine you can help to protect yourself and those you love and ensure that public events can continue to take place as safely as possible.”

Up-to-date details and times for all Staffordshire COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics can be found at

You don’t need to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number to get your jab, but it will be quicker if you do, so take that information with you if you can.

Appointments for vaccines can also be booked online through the National Booking System by visiting, or by calling 119.

Don’t miss out. Get vaccinated and get back to doing the things you love to do.