A Burnley FC winger has been one of the first to get jabbed as a new pop-up vaccination centre at Turf Moor.

The clinic, at the home of Burnley FC, has opened today and is offering first and second doses of Pfizer and AstraZeneca to anyone who walks in.

Dwight McNeil, the Clarets’ England Under-21 international winger, had his first jab, followed by a number of other first-team players and a group from Burnley’s under-23 squad.

McNeil, 21, said: “People of my age can get it done now and I would encourage them to because that’s the way the world is moving now.

“I have spoken to friends and family members who have been doubly jabbed now and I thought it was the right thing for me to get it done.”

The temporary facilities at Turf Moor are aimed at bringing vaccines closer to the people living in the area. It makes getting a jab easier and more convenient, with clinicians on hand to answer questions and address any concerns people might have.

The site is available for anyone 18 and over and will be open today (Thursday) until 7pm, Friday 11am until 7pm and Saturday 11am until 7pm.

Covid-19 vaccination director for Lancashire and South Cumbria, Jane Scattergood said: “This pop-up vaccination site means people have the opportunity to get their vaccination at a time and place that suits them. All adults are now eligible so please come forward.

“We are inviting everyone over 18 to bring their second dose appointment forward to eight weeks, to ensure everyone has the strongest possible protection as soon as possible.

“The Covid vaccines are two-dose vaccines so you must have both doses for maximum benefit and protection to you, your friends, and your family.

“Remember – it’s a game to two halves – you need both doses. Do the double, be a champion and let’s beat this virus together."