Ellen Road is set to be home to Leeds Vaccination Centre this February. Leeds United was the first Premier League club to volunteer to offer their facilities to help the new Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine rollout, and are currently helping to vaccinate frontline health and care workers.
Leeds’ Centenary Pavillion is being transformed into a vaccine hub, and Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust has been given the go-ahead to use the facilities to vaccinate NHS and care workers as quickly as possible. The venue is one of four large vaccination sites being set-up in West Yorkshire. Others included are Jacob’s Well (Bradford), The John Smith’s Stadium (Huddersfield), and Spectrum Community Healthcare CIC at Navigation Walk (Wakefield) also confirmed as vaccination centres.
The tweet said that they were “delighted” to be a part of history – with the use of the stadium for the mass rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The senior responsible officer for the West Yorkshire Vaccination Programme, Dr Phil Wood, said: “We are working hard to vaccinate at-risk groups in West Yorkshire as quickly as possible, beginning with people aged 80 and over, and care home residents and workers.”
“Frontline staff and patient-facing workers are also one of the highest priority groups and using the site at Elland Road before it opens to the public will help us to reach more health and care workers across Leeds.”
“We are looking at ways to provide more staff vaccinations across West Yorkshire and are in the process of contacting all frontline workers who qualify for vaccination to make appointments.”