Football fans have the chance to get their Covid jab while meeting their heroes at Southend United this weekend. 

The Essex Vaccination Van is set to appear at the Boots and Laces training, on Eastern Esplanade, ground this Sunday, when the Meet The Blues Day is taking place. 

Fan scan watch both the mens and womens team train, before players will take part in a shirt signing sessions. 

Phil Brown and other members of the club's management will also feature in and Q and A. 

The vaccine bus will be offering first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the event between 10.30am and 3pm. 

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Anyone aged 18 and over can get the vaccine without needing to book an appointment. 

Those looking for their second jab must have had a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and allowed eight weeks inbetween. 

Family games, food and drinks, and an inflatable obstacle course will also be on offer throughout the day, while youngsters will get the chance to meet club mascot, Sammy the Shrimp. 

A legends match is also scheduled for the afternoon. 

Those attending the event can park in the nearby Waitrose car park. 

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