|The NHS in south west London and Harlequins have passed a remarkable milestone of more than 75,000 COVID-19 vaccinations at The Twickenham Stoop stadium.|
Across the last year, with the stadium largely closed to supporters, the club has been supporting its long term partner the NHS to deliver vaccinations to the local community in the Chris Robshaw Bar (formerly Kings Bar).
Harlequins Chief Executive Laurie Dalrymple thanked the NHS for their incredible work.
“We have been incredibly proud to support our local community by working with the NHS to deliver this vaccination programme,” he said.
“We see each day the happy faces of our community passing through the stadium and we know that this is making a real difference to the health and lives of our residents.
“We have loved working with the NHS as they deliver this amazing programme and we look forward to continue to vaccinate people at The Stoop, even as we fully re-open The Stoop, including the Chris Robshaw Bar for our supporters on match days.”
Matron Mandie Lavin, who runs the Harlequins Covid-19 vaccination centre, said: “I’d like to congratulate Harlequins on this tremendous achievement, working in partnership with The NHS, Richmond Council, our incredible volunteers, St John Ambulance and the entire local community.
“We have safely vaccinated 75,000 local residents. This has made a major contribution to the public health and well-being of the nation. We are all immensely proud.”