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Rotherham vaccine incentive is just the ticket

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Rotherham United’s Community Sports Trust (RUCST) is offering a free ticket to the club’s Sky Bet League One opener against Plymouth Argyle to supporters who join them in the GoalZone this Saturday to receive their Covid-19 vaccination.

The Millers’ community wing have enlisted the help of the same local NHS group who were recently on hand to administer the vaccine to members of our first team players and staff recently, with Andrea Kitchen and her team set to base themselves in the club’s GoalZone ahead of the game against Argyle on Saturday 7th August.

They will be offering both first and second doses of the Pfizer and Astra Zeneca vaccines, with everyone who chooses to visit us for theirs receiving a free ticket to the match.

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It is hoped that by incentivising supporters to come and get their vaccine at AESSEAL New York Stadium, the club is able to continue to play its part in the battle to prevent the continued spread of the coronavirus and return to life ‘as we knew it’ before the pandemic.

There is no need to book, supporters wishing to get their jab – and subsequent free ticket – simply need to turn up at the GoalZone with some form of identification on the day.

Please note that anyone wishing to take the vaccine MUST be aged 18 years over. 

Andrea and her team will be based in the GoalZone from 11am on the morning of the fixture and will be administering the vaccines right up until kick off.

Rotherham United’s Head of Community Jamie Noble reaffirmed the club’s stance on continuing to try and keep people safe, taking the time to thank Andrea and her committed team for once again offering to help.

“We know that life has started to return to something a bit more like ‘normal’ but as a club we are keen to remain vigilant and ensure that everybody can enjoy football here at AESSEAL New York Stadium in the safest possible environment.

“We respect that getting the vaccine is a personal choice and we won’t ever put pressure on any of our supporters to get it if they don’t want it, but at the same time, if a ticket to the first home game of the season makes it more convenient for somebody to get it, then great.

“Andrea and her team are so committed and have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic – most of them haven’t have a weekend off for a very long time – so we are really grateful that they are giving up their time for our supporters this weekend.

“We will be opening our doors to anybody that wants it, so please do come and see us for either your first or second dose.”

Images: RUFC

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Tom Austen
Tom grew up in Aston, Rotherham and studied Human Geography at Nottingham Trent University before developing a passion for promoting Rotherham and a nose for a good story.

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