‘Get it Done’ is the call from a host of South West sports stars and celebrities encouraging people to have their COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible to protect themselves, their loved ones and their local community.
It comes as over seven million doses have been delivered across the region but there’s more to be done, with nearly 250,000 over 50’s yet to access their first vaccination.
The film, created at venues across the South West features Michael Eavis, Jeff Stelling from Sky Sports, Charles Piutau from the Bristol Bears, British gymnasts Phoebe Jakubczyk and Alice Sumners as well as a range of people from our local venues and communities.
It’s hoped it will drive the message home to get your first vaccination booked or even bring your second forward to increase your protection against the COVID-19 virus.
Dr Michael Marsh, NHS England and NHS Improvement South West Medical Director, said: “With the summer months upon us it’s imperative everyone accesses their free vaccination. A huge amount of work has taken place in the South West to ensure you can access yours easily at vaccination centres, pharmacies, your GP and walk in centres.
“If you’re over 18 you’re entitled to it and we urge to come forward as soon as possible and get it done. It’s the only way to ensure you, your loved and our communities are protected.”
Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Founder said: “The fields have been empty, apart from the cows and to get you back here you need to be vaccinated. Go and get it done.”
Jeff Stelling Sky Sports Soccer Saturday host said: “On top of everything else going on the things we love have been put on hold. We now have a glimmer of hope and we have a role to play. By having the vaccination, we can all make a difference. Please go and get it done.”
If you have not had your jab yet, you can book a vaccination appointment today, using the online booking system, calling NHS 119 or attending a walk-in clinic in their area.
Your local pharmacy is a convenient place to get it done. With pharmacies in both town centres and rural areas, over 660,000 people living in the South West have been vaccinated through a pharmacy site.
Details of pharmacies and other vaccination sites offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations can be found here
Featuring in the film:
Michael Eavis (Glastonbury Festival), Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling, Zak Vyner (Bristol City), Charles Piutau (Bristol Bears), Tom Banton (England & Somerset cricket), Michael Caines (Michelin-starred chef), British gymnasts Phoebe Jakubczyk and Alice Sumners (GB gymnasts), Ian Holloway – former football manager, The Bristol Beacon and Stevie White (Youtuber and podcaster).