Bryan Robson, who himself was taught the basics of how to deliver a vaccination, stressed the importance of it as part of the nation’s recovery.
“As a club, we want to help the community and help people out there,” he said.
“That’s why we have given the stadium up for these training courses. We know that if you get thousands of people trained to know how to do a vaccination because of this programme, then just think how many people are going to get vaccinated that little bit quicker.”
Robson also recognised how important the vaccine rollout will be as part of the broader effort to see fans return to stadiums across the country.
“We’d love to see our fans back in the stadium making a great atmosphere – watching football, something which they love doing.”
Roche reiterated the club’s commitment to continuing to support the ongoing national effort.
“We recognise that our local community will be feeling the effects of the pandemic for some time and we remain committed to using our resources to support the response to this public health emergency and its social impacts.”