MK Dons players and staff visited the new vaccination centre at Stadium MK to receive their booster jabs.
A vaccination centre is now open at Stadium MK, providing residents of Milton Keynes with the opportunity to get boosted in a bid to combat the Omicron variant.
Warren O’Hora, one of the players receiving their booster jab, said: “As footballers we want to be able to play games but there are more important reasons than that – it’s about doing your bit to protect each other.
“We have a role in the community, as footballers, and it’s important we use that positively.”
Performance Director Simon Crampton added: “It’s important for us, as a football team, to get vaccinated because that helps to make our Covid-19 protocols as effective as they can be and helps us to keep our players on the pitch.
“The bigger picture is that we are also helping to protect our family, the public and the NHS so it’s vitally important that we all do our bit and get vaccinated.
“What better place than to have your vaccination here at Stadium MK with the backdrop of the pitch and added bonus of being able to see behind the scenes.”
As the effort to vaccinate the local population increases, this new vaccination centre at the home of MK Dons will ensure that residents have as many chances as possible to get their vaccination by increasing the number of available appointments in the Milton Keynes area.
MK Dons Director John Cove said earlier in the week: "As a Football Club at the heart of Milton Keynes, nothing could be more of a community lead than enabling people in the local area to get their vaccines.
"Whether you’re coming to the site for a shop or to watch the football, we will be open and available - even before our matches over the festive period."
Felicity Cox, Chief Executive Designate, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care System, said: “We are working with all of our great partners across BLMK to protect our local population and respond to the new threat from the Omicron variant.
“The opening of new vaccination centres will allow us to increase the number of appointments available to our population each day, making it even easier for residents to get their jab at a time and place most convenient for them.
“I would like to encourage anyone who has not yet had their first, second or booster vaccine, to come forward to get vaccinated.”
The Stadium MK vaccine centre is open for walk-in appointments* while you can also book via the national booking service - CLICK HERE for details of session times!
*Walk-in appointments are subject to availability