Note that at least the vaccine is NOT mandatory and no “vacccine passport” is mandated. At least not yet…MH
Tue, 1 December 2020,
Tue, 1 December 2020, 0:44 am GMT+13·3-min read
The army has arrived at a football stadium to set up Britain’s first mass coronavirus vaccination programme.
Troops have been spotted at Ashton Gate stadium in Bristol to prepare the site to be ready to vaccinate tens of thousands of people.
NHS bosses have said people in Bristol could receive a vaccine – though none have been approved by regulators yet – as early as Monday next week, starting with over-50s and key workers.
The vaccination trial will be administered by the North Bristol NHS Trust but the logistics of getting thousands of people into and out of the venue are being managed by the military.
The first contingent of army logistics officers were seen arriving at the stadium on Monday morning to begin the conversion.
The stadium’s mass vaccination operation will be running 12 hours a day. With its large indoor concourse spaces, large car park and convenient location, it is seen as an ideal venue. It was also used as a testing site earlier in the pandemic.
It’s not being used as a spectator venue for Bristol City FC, with fans still not allowed to attend matches under Tier 3 restrictions.
According to the NHS experts, between 75,000 and 110,000 people in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire could receive vaccines every week until 5 April.
Subject to regulatory approval, vaccinations at the site could start as early as Monday next week (7 December).
The South West branch of NHS England refused to comment on the programme….READ MORE