Army arrive at Ashton Gate to set up Britains first mass coronavirus vaccination programme – updates – Bristol Live

Army officers were spotted at Ashton Gate this morning (Monday, November 30) ahead of Bristol’s mass coronavirus vaccination programme.

Bristol Live was able to reveal last week the army is to take over part of Ashton Gate Stadium in South Bristol this week to set up a mass coronavirus vaccination programme.

The news came as local NHS chiefs confirmed people in Bristol would start receiving the Covid-19 vaccines in just ten days time, starting with over-50s and frontline health and care workers, local NHS chiefs have confirmed.

The regional centre will be run by the army in the South Stand at the home of Bristol City and Bristol Bears in BS3, with tens of thousands of people expected to be vaccinated against the virus every week.

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