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All the the Covid vaccination events at football stadiums this weekend

Different football stadiums that will be used to host mass vaccination sites in London. Several football stadiums, including West Ham, Stamford and Charlton, are offering coronavirus vaccines at mass vaccination events.
There are several mass vaccination events on offer this weekend (Picture: Getty Images)

Several football stadiums have joined the vaccine rollout effort this weekend, with huge events offering walk-in and last-minute appointments.

One of Boris Johnson’s reasons for delaying ‘Freedom Day’ from June 21 to July 19 was to give the NHS time to vaccinate more young people.

Experts hope this will slow the spread of the Delta variant, first identified in India. 

The Prime Minister plans to use the extra four weeks to offer a jab to every single British adult above the age of 18, and to give both doses to two-thirds of the country’s adults.

To help do this, London has to up its daily vaccinations from 59,694 jabs on Wednesday to 100,000 jabs a day.

This is the only way the capital would get 3.62 million doses done in time – the number of jabs needed to achieve Mr Johnson’s goal – according to analysis by the Evening Standard

As of today, anyone over the age of 18 can book their coronavirus vaccine

But there are also several mass vaccination events happening in different parts of the capital this weekend. 

West Ham stadium.Several football stadiums, including West Ham, Stamford and Charlton, are offering coronavirus vaccines at mass vaccination events.
You can book your first jab at the West Ham stadium for tomorrow, between 10am and 8pm (Picture: Getty Images)
Chelsea's Stamford Bridge stadium. Several football stadiums, including West Ham, Stamford and Charlton, are offering coronavirus vaccines at mass vaccination events.
Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge is offering appointments and walk-ins, for first and second jabs, tomorrow between 9am and 6pm (Picture: Getty Images)

West Ham’s London stadium, which hosted the 2012 Olympics, is offering 10,000 Pfizer jabs from 10am to 8pm tomorrow. 

Residents in Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest  and the City of London can get vaccinated here but only for their first doses. 

But is not a walk-in service and you have to make a booking before getting your jab. 

People in Chelsea can go to Stamford Bridge stadium tomorrow between 9am and 6pm. 

This clinic is accepting walk-ins but people have been advised to book an appointment beforehand. 

Unlike the West Ham service, you can use Stamford Bridge to get both your first and your second jab.

Charlton Athletic’s Valley ground. Several football stadiums, including West Ham, Stamford and Charlton, are offering coronavirus vaccines at mass vaccination events.
You can also get both doses, with a walk-in, at Charlton Athletic’s Valley ground between 8am and 8pm tomorrow (Picture: Getty Images)
Tottenham hotspur stadium. Several football stadiums, including West Ham, Stamford and Charlton, are offering coronavirus vaccines at mass vaccination events.
Tottenham hotspur stadium is offering vaccine, by appointment or on a first-come, first-serve basis, between 10am and 6pm on Sunday (Picture: Getty Images)

Charlton Athletic’s Valley ground is also offering both doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine between 8am and 8pm tomorrow. 

There is no need to make an appointment and you can just walk in. 

Although this clinic is targeted at over-40s, younger people can still get their jab here.

This stadium is also offering an exciting incentive as the first 1,000 people who show up will get a free ticket to next year’s first game. 

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Sadiq Khan tells LBC about this weekend's mass vaccination events

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Conversely, the Tottenham Hotspur stadium is targeting people under 40 for their walk-in service on Sunday. 

You can book an appointment but the clinic will also be giving Londoners their jabs on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

They are hoping to jab 5,000 people between 10am and 6pm. 

Sadiq Khan said: ‘You don’t need to know your NHS number, you don’t need to know who your GP is, you just need to have an arm basically and you can get the jab. 

‘My message to Londoners is: “Please, please, please turn up and receive the jab. This is the game-changer that allows us to reopen sooner rather than later and it saves your life as well.”‘

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