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A number of football grounds in London join vaccine push

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A number of football grounds in London are open to walk-in vaccinations this weekend, as England battles to get ahead of the surge in infections of the Delta variant,

Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Charlton Athletic are among those that will host large-scale pop-up clinics for residents, alongside smaller community venues.

Most are focusing on first doses for younger people, except Charlton, which is largely for people aged 40 and over.

Anyone aged 21 or over is currently eligible to book their first vaccine.

West Ham’s London Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in north-east London, is the only centre not open to walk-ins – offering pre-booked appointments only.

It comes amid newspaper reports the government is considering scrapping self-isolation for people who have come into contact with someone infected with Covid-19, but have been fully vaccinated.

According to the Times, Health Secretary Matt Hancock is said to be keen to replace quarantine with daily testing, but any new policy will be approved only after Professor Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England, is satisfied with the results of a study of 40,000 people.

Courtesy: BBC

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