More than 12,000 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, as the final whistle blew on a successful Sport Super Sunday at vaccination centres at Bicentennial Park, Canterbury Hospital, RPA, Sydney Airport and Sydney Olympic Park that featured a large number from the Football family.
It set a new Super Sunday vaccination record for Sydney Local Health District.
Many of those who came along play sport or watch sport and, dressed in their team colours, heeded the call to get vaccinated to help us all get back to sport sooner.
“We were cheering at the turnout. So many people took the opportunity to became vaccine champions and to show their support for their favourite team or sport,” Dr Teresa Anderson, the District’s Chief Executive, said.
“We’d like to thank all the sports organisations who came on board and helped us set this record. Every person who gets vaccinated is making a difference and will help get us all back to sport sooner,” Dr Anderson said.
Football NSW CEO Stuart Hodge paid tribute to the many Football participants that did their bit to stop the spread by getting the jab.
“Thank you to our Football family for doing their bit in taking part in the Sport Super Sunday organised by NSW Health.
“It was fantastic to have seen many of our football family wearing their club colours and favourite team jerseys as a way of supporting the day.
“We as a sport want to make a difference to help get back to playing and having supported this initiative and by pushing up vaccination rates it will get us a step closer to enjoying our beautiful game once more.”
The District’s vaccination centre teams also got into the spirit, swapping their uniforms for jerseys or team shirts.
Earlier Super Sundays have helped to vaccinate more than 10,000 supermarket and food industry workers, construction workers and university students in one day.
The District has provided almost one million vaccinations since February 22, and is currently administering about 90,000 vaccines a week across its fixed sites and mobile clinics.