NHS staff threatened after three Chesterfield footballers receive Covid-19 vaccination

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by A.P.

NHS staff at a Covid-19 vaccination centre in Derbyshire have received threatening phone calls after they vaccinated a number of professional footballers from Chesterfield Football Club.

The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday night that the club and medical staff had been accused of “queue-jumping” for immunising the players, when Government protocols are prioritising the over 70s and the clinically extremely vulnerable.

Since those reports, Sky Sports News has learned that local NHS staff in Chesterfield have received threatening phone calls from people angry at the decision to vaccinate fit and healthy footballers in their 20s.

So far three players and three members of club staff have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccination.